10 in HIGH x 3.375 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 8.57 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

JUL 18 1957 (stamped on back in purple ink)

Black and white proof print photograph and text. Photo is a portrait of Frank Robinson at 21 in his Cincinnati Redlegs baseball uniform. He has a white jersey over a collared shirt and a baseball cap with the Cincinnati "C" Cincinnati logo. Beneath the image is text that reads: "(NY32-July 16) INJURED--Frank Robinson, 21-year-old outfielder for the Cincinnati Redlegs, was struck on the head by a pitched ball in game against Giants at New York's Polo Grounds tonight. Ball split his protective helmet. (APWirephoto)(see sports wire story)(roc-32257fls-stf)1957" In above text "Frank Robinson" is circled in blue ink.

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.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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