2007.1.65

1968
10.875 in HIGH x 7.875 in WIDE
(27.62 cm HIGH x 20.00 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2007.1.65

"Robinson / 3" x 4" / 1st Tues / 18.3 Cup of 10 1/2 STI / over" (handwritten in pencil on back); "APR 23 1968" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back); "Far from happy is Frank Robinson, the Baltimore Orioles' slugging outfielder who is hospitalized in Anaheim, his cheeks swollen by an attack of the mumps. Doctors say he will be in the hospital for another six or seven days." (caption affixed to back)

Proof print with portrait photograph of 32 year old Baltimore Orioles baseball player Frank Robinson in a hospital in Anaheim, CA with the mumps. He is wearing white and his cheeks are extremely swollen. Text to right of photo reads: "(LA2)ANNAHEIM, Calif.,April 23--BASEBALL STAR HAS THE MUMPS--the Baltimore Orioles' Frank Robinson, 32, his cheeks swollen by an attack of the mumps, sits in a hospital bed at Anaheim, Calif., yesterday. Robinson was removed from a game against the California Angels last Saturday after complaining of a stiff neck and back, and puffiness in the neck. A doctor said he would be hospitalized five to seven days. (AP Wirephoto) (jfm30300s.a.register)1968." There are cropping registration marks surrounding Robinson's photo in pencil. Areas of Robinson's face have been lightened/darkened with paint 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.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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