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Frank Robinson, Baseball Legend, Dead at 83

Baseball legend Frank Robinson died Thursday at the age of 83 after a prolonged period of illness, according to MLB.com. Throughout his storied career, Robinson was a 14-time All Star and the first person to win MVP in both leagues. In 1975, he made history by becoming the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player-manager at the time—and during his first inning in the role, he hit his 575th home run, MLB.com reports. “That was for my wife,” he reportedly said later. Robinson was selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1982, with 89.2 percent of the vote, and hit 586 home runs throughout his career.