10.375 in HIGH x 7.875 in WIDE
(26.35 cm HIGH x 20.00 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

"1st fri spts / F.ROBBY / ? cols by 4 1/2" / 7 line caption" (handwritten and crossed out in pencil on back); "Robinson / 1 1/2 WIDE by 1 1/4" / 1st THURS sports / for pis" (handwritten in red ink on back); "JUL 14 1977," APR 30 1975," APR - 6 1975," "JUN 12 1976," DEC 16 1975" (stamped in purple ink onto captions affixed to back); "MAY 30 1975" (stamped in blue ink onto caption affixed to back)

AP wire photo of Cleveland Indians Manager Frank Robinson leaning on a rail. His is in full uniform with a white jersey and a cap that has the "C" logo. Text to left of image reads: '(ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY PMS, APRIL 5 USE WITH RICHARD BILOTTI'S FRANK ROBINSON STORY). (NY5-April 4) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S FIRST BLACK MANAGER-Frank Robinson, major league baseball's first black manager, watches his Cleveland Indians during spring training at Tucson, Ariz. earlier this year. Robinson has survived his first spring training as the Indian's boss, but the won-lost records that show up in the major league 1975 books begin this week. (AP Wire photo) (hmb52245ar) 1975." Captions on back read: "If the Angels decide Frank Robinson still can swing a bat with authority, the veteran slugger may reach a couple of exceptional hitting milestones. The 41-year old Robinson, signed by the Angles as a hitting coach earlier this week, said he wouldn't press the issue of being activated but would go on the active list if the club wished. Robinson is"; "...for Robby: Frank Robinson was given the first Image Award in New York from the Edwin Gould for Children in recognition of his example of achievement for youngsters. Referring to his controvesrial early career, Robby in the accepting laughed: 'If 10 years ago someone had told me I'd be getting an image award, I can just imagine what kind of award it would be.'"; "FRANK ROBINSON It all starts Tuesday."; "FRANK ROBINSON First homer of '76."; "...son makes hometown debut." and "Robby Optimistic: Frank Robinson thinks he learned enough about managing in his fist year with the Cleveland Indians that the second year is bound to be better. 'I'll be a ..." There are cropping registration marks in red, black and blue ink in the top margin of 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. Spring trainingFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_training 7/16/2007) Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season. Spring training allows new players to audition for roster and position spots, and gives existing team players practice time prior to competitive play. Spring training has always attracted fan attention, drawing crowds who travel to the warmer climates to enjoy the weather and watch their favorite teams play, and spring training usually coincides with spring break for many college students.Spring training typically lasts almost two months, starting in early February and running until just before the season opening day, traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period due to the exhaustive nature of the position. A week or two later, the position players arrive and team practice begins.While Florida and Arizona now host all Major League Baseball teams for spring training, this has not always been the case. The Brooklyn Dodgers trained in Havana, Cuba in 1947 and 1959, and in the Dominican Republic in 1948. [1] During World War II, most teams held an abbreviated spring training within easy reach of their cities. Before big league baseball reached the West Coast, a number of teams trained in California.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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