April 13 1988
11 in HIGH x 8.25 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.95 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

APR 13 1988 (stamped in black ink onto caption affixed to back)

UPI photograph of new Baltimore Orioles Manager Frank Robinson at a press conference announcing his new position. Robinson is wearing a dark suit and tie with a white dress shirt and is standing behind a podium of microphones, one of which says, "WYST." Text on front to right of photo reads: "BRP041201-4/12/88--BALTIMORE:Baltimore Orioles' V.P. of Baseball Operations Roland Hemond, announced the dismissal of Cal Ripkin Sr. as the team's manager at a press conference 4/12. Frank Robinson (shown in photo) will take over as manager effective immediately. The change is attributed to last year's disappointing season and this year's slow start. UPI rr/Rich Riggins." Caption affixed to back of photo reads: "United Press International / New Orioles pilot / Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was named to manage the Baltimore Orioles after Cal Ripken was fired yesterday. Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, played for the Orioles and managed the Giants from 1981-84. See Sports, Page F-1." Top and right margins of photograph have cropping registration marks in pencil.

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. Roland HemondFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/7/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_HemondRoland Hemond is the Executive Advisor to the General Manager of the Chicago White Sox. His previous positions include General Manager of the White Sox (1970-85), Baltimore Orioles (1988-95) and Senior Executive Vice President of the Arizona Diamondbacks (1996-2000). Hemond is a two-time winner of Major League Baseball's "Executive of the Year" award. Cal Ripken, Sr.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/7/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Ripken_Sr.(Redirected from Cal Ripken Sr.)Calvin 'Cal' Edwin Ripken, Sr. (December 17, 1935 _ March 25, 1999) was an American coach and manager in Major League Baseball who spent 36 years in the Baltimore Orioles organization, also as a player and scout. He played in the Orioles' farm system beginning in 1957, and concluded his career as the manager of the team, on which his sons Cal Jr. and Billy played.Ripken's 13-plus years in the Baltimore farm system was the longest tenure of any minor league manager in Orioles history. As a manager in the minor leagues for 13 years, Ripken won 964 games, and later compiled a 68-101 record managing the Orioles. More than that, he was a father figure to a generation of Oriole greats with whom he spent thousands upon thousands of hours working on the fundamentals of baseball. Several of his students, including Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, and most prominently his son Cal Jr., went on to Hall of Fame careers.In 1987, Ripken became the first ヒ and so far only ヒ father to manage two sons simultaneously in the majors. After the Orioles lost six consecutive games to begin the 1988 season, Ripken was fired; the move deeply hurt and alienated his superstar son. After being replaced by Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the Orioles proceeded to lose 15 more consecutive games. However, Ripken stayed on with the Orioles organization, and until 1992 he served as Baltimore's third-base coach.Cal Ripken, Sr. died at the age of 63 from lung cancer. He is survived by three sons, Cal Jr., Fred, and Billy, a daughter, Ellen, and his wife, Vi.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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