Frank Robinson timeline Staff

2005 - Robinson stayed with the Expos organization as manager when it relocated to Washington D.C. and the team's name was changed to the Washington Nationals. The Nationals went 81-81.

2002 - Hired as Montreal Expos manager.

1991 - Baltimore Orioles fire Robinson after 67-95 season.

1989 - Named American League Manager of the Year after leading Orioles to an 87-75 record.

1988 - Hired as Baltimore Orioles manager.

1984 - Fired by San Francisco Giants after 66-96 season.

1982 - Inducted to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

1981 - Hired as San Francisco Giants manager.

1978 - Inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.

1977 - Fired by Cleveland Indians after 71-90 season.

1976 - Officially retired as a Major League Baseball player.

1975 - Becomes a player-manager with Cleveland Indians (First African-American manager of a Major League Baseball team)

1974 - Traded to the Cleveland Indians from the California Angels in September.

1973 - Plays for the California Angels.

1972 - Plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1971 - Named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game.

  • On Sept. 13, he joined the 500 home run club with two home runs against the Detroit Tigers. 1970 - Won second World Series ring with Baltimore.
  • Hit a grand slam in two consecutive plate appearances against the Washington Senators on Aug. 20. 1966 - Won first World Series ring with Baltimore.
  • Named American League's Most Valuable Player with the Orioles and World Series MVP (First MLB player to win Most Valuable Player in both leagues)
  • Hit for the Triple Crown leading the American League with a .316 batting average, 49 home runs and 122 RBI. 1965 - Traded to the Baltimore Orioles from the Cincinnati Reds. 1962 - With Cincinnati, posted career bests with 136 RBI, a .342 batting average and 134 runs scored. 1961 - Named Most Valuable Player for the first time in career while playing for the Cincinnati Reds 1956 - Made MLB debut as a player with the Cincinnati Reds. Hit first major league home run against Chicago Cubs on April 28.
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