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

Robbie 6 1/2 x 4 7/8" D-1" (handwritten in pencil on front beneath text); "MAR 2 1981" (stamped in blue ink onto caption affixed to back)

AP laser photo of San Francisco Giants Manager Frank Robinson hitting fungoes with a fungo bat during practice. He is wearing a white Giants jersey and no batting helmet of baseball cap. The bat is behind him and he is watching the baseball that is coming toward him--actually blocking his left eye from view in the photograph. Text to left of image reads: "(PN2)CASA GRANDE, Ariz., March 1--GETTING AN EYEFULL--San Francisco Giants manager Frank Robinson gets an eyefull as he hits fungoes to outfielders during their first full-squad workout Sunday in Casa Grande. (AP Laserphtoo) jp11520stf-jp) 1981." Caption affixed to back reads, "New Giants manager Frank Robinson gets into spring swing by hitting some fungoes." Image has cropping registration marks in pencil in top and right margins.

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. FungoFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungo (7/23/2007)A "Fungo" is a fly ball hit by a player who throws the ball up to himself usually using what is called a "fungo bat". A fungo bat is a specially designed bat used by baseball and softball coaches for practice purposes. It is not designed to hit thrown or pitched balls but rather is intended to hit balls tossed in the air. Typical fungo bats are 35-37 inches long and weigh 17-22 ounces (while full-size baseball bats can weigh 30 ounces or more). Coaches hit many balls during fielding practice, and the light weight allows the coach to hit balls repeatedly with high accuracy.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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