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Today in sports history for Wednesday, Apr. 8

...career record by hitting his 715th home run, connecting off Al Downing of Los Angeles in the fourth inning.1975 - Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the majors, debuts as player-manager for the Cleveland Indians. Robinson hits a home...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-08
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Showalter, Williams voted MLB Managers of the Year

...Showalter became the first manager to win with three teams in one league. He is the third Orioles winner, following Frank Robinson in 1989 and Davey Johnson in 1997."I think you've got to keep in mind that (players) allow you to manage them...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-12/showalter-williams-voted-mlb-managers-
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Today in sports history

...tennis player to win $100,000 in one year.1973 - The formation of the World Football League is announced.1974 - Frank Robinson signs a $175,000-a-year player-manager contract with the Cleveland Indians, making him the first black manager...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-03/today-sports-history
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Today in sports history

...career record by hitting his 715th home run, connecting off Al Downing of Los Angeles in the fourth inning.1975 - Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the majors, debuts as player-manager for the Cleveland Indians. Robinson hits a home...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-08/today-sports-history
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Juneau's baseball son returns to his roots

...against the Marlins."We opened up against Florida and Frank Robinson said, 'Hey, you come sit next to me during the...stands and Beckett is pitching. I look my right and Frank Robinson is sitting right there and I am just watching a big...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-26/juneaus-baseball-son-returns-his-roots
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Cabrera, Posey win MVP

...of the Triple Crown. The last four Triple Crown winners have been voted MVP, including Mickey Mantle in 1956 and Frank Robinson in 1966."I think winning the Triple Crown had a lot to do with me winning this honor," he said.Cabrera became...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-11-16/cabrera-posey-win-mvp
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Tackling turkey and football

...MVP1959 - AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame1959 - Boston Patriots enters AFL1961 - Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues1961 - St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws1964...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-11-22/tackling-turkey-and-football
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Big-league life: Schedules, studying, tuna sandwiches

...bullpen was spent reading the scouting report on Brewers batters, trying to be as prepared as possible should manager Frank Robinson call Bentz into the game. Bentz said he sometimes gets advance warning before entering a game - but often not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062004/spo_bigleague.shtml
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Phillies go long to end Expos' winning streak

...the inning to chase Kim. "When (Kim) got the ball up, they took advantage of it and hit it," Expos manager Frank Robinson said. Giants 3, Dodgers 2 SAN FRANCISCO - Ray Durham hit a bases-loaded triple and Jerome Williams pitched six...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062404/spo_phillies.shtml
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Announcement on Expos move might come Thursday

...it's a little tough for people to get up and talk about it in the positive way that they should," Expos manager Frank Robinson said. "And I think that's kind of a pity, really, because it deserves that people say more about how they feel...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092804/spo_expos.shtml
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