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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...

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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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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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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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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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Today In Sports History

...Ken Rosewall of Australia beats countryman Tony Roche in the men's singles final at the U.S. Open.1971 - Frank Robinson hit his 500th career home run off Detroit's Fred Scherman. The ninth-inning shot gave the Baltimore Orioles a...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-13/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...tying the National League playoffs at 1-1.1973 - 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/2013-10-03/today-sports-history
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Expos break out whuppin' sticks

ATLANTA - Einar Diaz gave the Montreal Expos and manager Frank Robinson something to smile about. Diaz, a backup catcher making only his 10th start, drove in his first three runs of the season, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060304/spo_expos.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...A little bit later, Ken Griffey Jr. also went deep. He hit his seventh home run on opening day, one behind Frank Robinson's record, in an 8-2 loss to Chicago. The Seattle star did it after career homer king Hank Aaron threw out the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040699/Spo_mcgwire.shtml
Trade opens door for Bentz to make Expos

...right-handed bullpen). We will go with people who have the best chance of getting hitters out," Expos manager Frank Robinson said through a press release posted on the team's Web site. Bentz, a 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032904/spo_bentz.shtml
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