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

Robinson 2 x 2 3/4" F-3 see BB" (handwritten in pencil on front left margin); "WED NOV 1 1 1987" (stamped in black ink onto caption affixed to back); "Frank Robinson / Named special assistant" (caption affixed to back)

Proof print with photograph of (left to right) Baltimore Orioles' Vice President of Operations Roland Hemond, owner Edward Bennett Williams, Special Assistant to the President Frank Robinson, and Manager Cal Ripken Sr. All four men are standing in front of a Baltimore Orioles banner and are wearing suits and ties. Text above photo reads, "(BA2) BALTIMORE, MD., NOV. 10--THE RESTRUCTURED O'S--Baltimore Orioles owner Edward Bennett Williams, second from left, announced the re-structuring of the clubs organization Tuesday by naming Roland Hemond, left, his new vice president of operations, Frank Robinson, second from right, special assistant to the president, and Cal Ripken Sr., right, to manage the club again in 1988. (AP LaserPhoto) (was 31610stf-bill smith)87." There are cropping registration marks in pencil around the image of Frank Robinson.

Edward Bennett WilliamsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/7/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bennett_Williams Edward Bennett WilliamsEdward Bennett Williams (May 31, 1920 _ August 13, 1988) was a Washington, D.C. trial attorney who founded the law firm of Williams & Connolly and owned several professional sports teams.He represented many high profile clients including Frank Sinatra, financier Robert Vesco, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, spy Igor Melekh, Jimmy Hoffa, organized crime figure Frank Costello, U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, Michael Milken, the Washington Post newspaper and the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.Williams, who was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University Law Center, successfully defended _ among others _ Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Jimmy Hoffa, and John Connally.Two of Williams' closest friends were the Washington Post's Art Buchwald and Ben Bradlee. His debating team partner at Holy Cross was Robert Maheu, Howard Hughes's right hand man for many years.In 1983 his two professional teams, the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins, both won their respective championships. He owned the Orioles from 1980 to 1988. When he bought the Orioles many feared he would move the team to Washington D.C., and these fears increased with the departure of the Colts. However, Williams never moved the team, and under his ownership, the team signed a new long term lease with Baltimore that would pay for a new stadium, which would become Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He would not live to see the new ball park. 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. 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. 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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