Frank Robinson

first_imgFrank Robinson, the 14-time All-Star and the only player to win league MVP honors in both National and American Leagues, died last Thursday at the age of 83.  Robinson was as talented as he was controversial.Frank was the first African American manager in baseball for the Cleveland Indians.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.My recollection of Robinson was his fierce approach to batting.  He appeared to dare the pitcher to throw a baseball at or near him.  Of course, Robinson played in the 1960’s when the racial tensions in the United States were very high.  Because of this, he did not always receive the respect he deserved.  Also, Robinson was as good a fielder as he was a hitter.I still don’t understand how Marge Schott decided she didn’t want him to play for the Reds any more.  It worked to Robinson’s advantage because he reached higher plateaus after he left the Reds.last_img read more

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Baskteball players of ‘Spars’ defeated national team of Montenegro

first_imgBasketball players of Spars in the last training match before the final tournament of U-21 Euroleague defeated the national team of Montenegro with 84:55, reports sportsport.baWith this victory young basketball players have shown that they are fit for the tournament in London, where they’ll compete for the title of the champion of Europe from 9 to 12 May.The most efficient player of Spars was Đoko Šalić with 29, Nedim Buza with 19 and Aleksej Nikolić with 18 pints.Spars will compete in London in group B with Barcelona, INSEP and English U-21 team.Two best ranked teams from two groups will go to finals, and the first match will be played on 9 may against INSEP from Paris, on 10 May against Barcelona and on 11 May against England.last_img read more

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