2007.1.77

1973-1974
8 in HIGH x 10.875 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 27.62 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers
2007.1.77

"MAY - 5 1973" & "FEB 16 1974" (stamped in purple ink onto captions affixed to back); "Smiling Now, Laughing Later / He appeared to be appreciati...on being presented his old uniform, which... g retired. But then Frank Robinson, now a [Californ]ia Angel, went out and scored the game's only run to defeat his former Baltimore teammates." & "FRANK ROBINSON / Tired of waiting to manage" (captions affixed to back); "SPORTS" (stamped in red ink onto back); "E SAT / Robby / 2 3/8 x 3 1/4 / 2 lines / 14 ems (1 1/2 eols)" (handwritten in pencil on back); "Robby / 6 5/8" x 5 1/4" / 3 lines 29.4 ems indent / 330 overline 40.9 ems" (handwritten and scribbled out in pencil on back)

Proof print with photograph of Frank Robinson in his California Angels uniform that includes an Angels jacket and cap with the "A" and halo logo. Robinson is in Baltimore where he has just been honored by his old team, the Baltimore Orioles, who have presented him his old uniform, which is being retired, and a trophy, prior to an Angels-Orioles game. Robinson is smiling and holding his old "Orioles 20" jersey between both hands in front of him. A trophy rests against his left shoulder and is being held in the crook of his left elbow. Text to left of image reads: "(BA3)BALTIMORE, MD., MAY 4--ROBINSON HONORED--Frank Robinson of the California Angels, a former star with the Baltimore Orioles, was honored prior to tonight's baseball game in his first appearance in Baltimore since being traded after the 1971 season. Robinson is shown after being presented with his former No. 20 Baltimore uniform--which has been retired. (APWIREPHOTO) (was 62105stf-was)73." Cropping registration marks in pencil have been made around Robinson's image. Additionally, a section of Robinson's jersey and jacket, as well has Robinson's eyebrows and nose have been painted over with gray 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. Retired numbersFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/8/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retired_number#Retired_numbersRetiring a player's number is an honor bestowed on a successful player, usually after the player has left the team or quit the game. It honors a player who has meant so much to his team that he has "given it the shirt off his back." Their club or franchise will retire the shirt number that the player wore during their time there, meaning no other player is permitted to use that number in the future. When the New York Giants retired Ray Flaherty's number in 1935, it was the first number to be retired by any team in major league sports. In rare cases the number may be retired because of the player's endeavours in other fields; for instance, former college football star and U.S. President Gerald Ford's number was retired by the University of Michigan football squad.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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