2007.1.50

6/2/84
10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2007.1.50

BILL KNOWLAND & "JUN 2 1984" (stamped on back in purple ink); "Frank Robinson displays his displeasure with 1st Base umpire Charlie Williams over two controversial calls" (handwritten in black marker on back); "Robby / 4 1/2" x 6" / F-1 up" (handwritten in grease pencil on back); "SUN JUN 3 1984" (stamped in blue ink onto caption affixed to back); "By Bill Knowland/The Tribune / Frank Robinson argues with ump Charlie Williams over two calls." (caption affixed to back)

Black and white photograph of San Francisco Giants baseball manager Frank Robinson arguing with 1st Base umpire Charlie Williams. Robinson is in full uniform wearing home whites (which means they are in Candlestick Park), a black jacket and black baseball cap. Likewise, Williams is in full uniform wearing slacks, a suit jacket and a black hat. Robinson is speaking and leaning toward Williams with his right hand extended. Williams is standing in front of Robinson with his hands in his pockets, eyes closed and has a big frown on his face. Cropping registration marks have been drawn into both top and lower right corners for reproduction purposes.

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. Charlie Williams (umpire)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Williams_%28umpire%29 (5/30/2007)Charles Herman Williams (December 20, 1943 - September 10, 2005) was an American umpire who officiated in the National League from 1982 to 1999, and in both leagues in 2000. In 1993 he became the first African American umpire to work behind home plate in a World Series game. He wore uniform number 25.Williams was born in Denver, Colorado, and became an All-America football player at Long Beach City College, later attending California State University, Los Angeles.Williams was the home plate umpire for the longest game in World Series history, Game 4 of the 1993 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays, which lasted 4 hours and 14 minutes and ended with a 15-14 Toronto victory and a 3-1 Series lead for the Blue Jays. He was the first base umpire on June 3, 1995 when Pedro Mart�nez pitched 9 perfect innings before giving up a hit in the 10th.He also worked the All-Star games in 1985 and 1995, the 1989 National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs, the 1997 NLCS between the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves, and the 1999 National League Division Series. He remained an umpire until his retirement in 2000 due to health problems, and died at age 61 in Oak Lawn, Illinois after a long illness related to diabetes and kidney failure.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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