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Frank Robinson statue unveiled today

Morning News and Notes, Saturday, May 27, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Frank Robinson’s place in baseball history often gets overlooked. As a player, he played in the shadow of greats like Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. However, one year after Hank Aaron received death threats for having the audacity to break the all-time MLB home run record while African-American, the Indians hired Frank Robinson to break the color barrier in the dugout. Frank Robinson did not stay long in Cleveland, and he became the first African-American manager to get fired, primarily because he couldn’t make mediocre teams perform like they weren’t mediocre.

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Indians notebook: Frank Robinson statue to be unveiled Saturday
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