11 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

2 x 4 3/4 (handwritten in pencil and crossed out in ink on back); "Robbie / 3 col x 6 3/4" / P1-E / 50" (handwritten in ink on back); "OCT - 2 1974" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back)

Close-up AP wirephoto (face only) of new Cleveland Indians Manager Frank Robinson. Robinson is smiling and looking to his right. Text beneath photo reads: "(BK7) BOSTON, OCT. 1--NEW INDIANS MANAGER?--Reports from Cleveland tonight are that Frank Robinson, 39, (above) will be named manager of the Cleveland Indians to replace Ken Aspromonte who was fired last Friday. Robinson manages a smile even though the Red Sox beat the Indians 7-4. (AP WIREPHOTO) (SEE AP SPORTS WIRE STORY) (fcc32245Pbr) '74." Caption affixed to back reads, "AP photo / Robinson is all smiles about new job as Cleveland manager." Cropping registration marks in pencil and ink surround photo.

Frank RobinsonFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Robinson (5/30/2007) Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. He was an outfielder, most notably with the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles. During a 21-season career, he became the first player to win League MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues, won the Triple crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently sixth).During the last two years of his playing career, he served as the first permanent African-American manager in Major League history, managing the Cleveland Indians to a 186-189 record. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, the Montreal Expos and the Washington Nationals. Ken AspromonteFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Aspromonte (7/23/2007) Ken Aspromonte (1960)Kenneth Joseph Aspromonte (born September 22, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who had a 7-year career from 1957 to 1963. He played for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and Los Angeles Angels of the American League, and the Milwaukee Braves and Chicago Cubs, both of the National League. He also managed the Indians from 1972 to 1974. He had a record as manager of 220-260.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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