10 in HIGH x 8.25 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.95 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

"ROBINSON 5/8" x" - mus for pls / a MON sp 2" (handwritten on front beneath photo); "OCT 20 1978" & "MAY - 9 1978" (stamped in blue ink onto captions affixed to back);"Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the major leagues, may join a Baltimore television station next season to do commentary on Oriole games. Robinson, 43, who spent the past season managing the Rochester Red Wings to a sixth-place finish in the International League, is under consideration to replace Brooks Robinson as a color announcer on the Orioles' telecasts." & "AP Laserphoto / Frank Robinson new Rochester manager" (captions affixed to back)

Proof print with photograph of Rochester Red Wings Manager Frank Robinson. Robinson is wearing slacks, a turtleneck sweater and a plaid suit jacket. His hands are in his slacks' front pockets. There is wallpaper behind him. Text to left of image reads: "(ROC1)ROCHESTER, NY, May 8---ROBINSON IS NEW RED WINGS MANAGER---Frank Robinson, the major league's first black manager (Cleveland) and this year, a coach for Baltimore, began a 'new challenge' today as the manager of the Rochester Red Wings. Robinson doesn't feel he is stepping down to the minors, but seeking a new challenge. His first game was to be played Monday night but was postponed due to poor field conditions. (AP LASERPHOTO) (022000jms/mbr-grn) 1978." There are cropping registration marks in pencil and blue ink in top and right margins around image.

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. Rochester Red WingsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/11/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester_Red_WingsThe Rochester Red Wings are a minor league baseball team based in Rochester, New York. The team, which plays in the International League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins major-league club. The Red Wings play in Frontier Field, located in downtown Rochester.The Red Wings were an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals for 33 years (1928-1960), then spent 42 years (1961-2002) as a farm club of the Baltimore Orioles. The franchise played from 1929 through 1996 at Silver Stadium before moving to the modern facilities at Frontier Field in 1997.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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