Frank Robinson timeline

View milestones in the Hall-of-Famer's career

September 13, 2005|By Staff

2005 - Robinson stayed with the Expos organization when it moved to Washington D.C. and began tenure as Manager of the Washington Nationals.

2002 - Hired as Montreal Expos manager.

1991 - Baltimore Orioles fire Robinson after xx-xx 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 xx-xx 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 xx-xx 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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