In Memorium: Frank Robinson

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The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Frank Robinson, who passed away at the age of 83 on February 7, 2019.

“Frank Robinson was a dear friend and realized one of Jack’s great hopes, becoming baseball’s first African American manager. He was remarkable and made us all feel proud for his many contributions to baseball and to society. Our hearts go out to Barbara, Nichelle and the family.”

– Rachel Robinson & Sharon Robinson

“Frank Robinson was a great ambassador for baseball and my good friend. His career as a player and a manager opened the door for future leaders. We have lost a true gentleman and he will be missed but not forgotten.”

Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.,
former National League President (from 1994-1999)
and Chair Emeritus, Jackie Robinson Foundation

“Frank Robinson will be remembered of course for his tremendous talent on the baseball field and as a manager. Frank and his family have been generous, steadfast supporters of the Jackie Robinson Foundation -and we will miss him very much.”

Della Britton Baeza
President & CEO, Jackie Robinson Foundation