2007.1.68

1972
10.125 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.72 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2007.1.68

"Robby / 4 3/4" x 6" 3 lines / 29.6 ems / 30 1/2 SH overland" (handwritten in pencil on back); "JAN 21 1972" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back); "Bearded Slugger / That's Frank Robinson behind the beard. Robby, traded from Baltimore to Los Angeles, takes a look at his new park during filming of a TV program. He says the beard will go before the season starts.--(AP)" (caption affixed to back)

Proof print with photograph of Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Frank Robinson sporting his uniform and a beard at Dodger Stadium. Stadium seating and a batting cage can be seen in the background. Robinson is wearing the Dodgers' baseball cap with the "LA" logo. Text below image reads: "(LA2) LOS ANGELES, Jan.21--ROBINSON LOOKS OVER HIS NEW PLAYPEN--Frank Robinson, acquired during the winter by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Baltimore orioles, looks over Dodger Stadium Thursday while appearing in a television film on the 1972 team. Robinson, in a Dodger uniform for the first time, says he plans to shave off the beard before the start of the season. (AP Wirphoto ) (rhs602000stf-dfs) 1972." Pencil lines have been drawn in on Robinson's face and shoulders to create shadows for reproduction purposes. There are also cropping registration marks in pencil around Robinson's photo.

Dodger StadiumFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/8/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodger_StadiumDodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Ch�vez Ravine. It is located adjacent to Downtown Los Angeles. Dodger Stadium was privately financed at a cost of $23 million. 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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