Hall of Fame baseball player and manager Frank Robinson has died at the age of 83.
Robinson was the manager of the Rochester Red Wings for part of the 1978 season. He is the only African American manager in team history.
Debuting in the big leagues in 1956, Robinson went on to win two World Series titles with the Red Wings former affiliate, the Baltimore Orioles, in 1966 and 1970.
Following his playing career, Robinson became the first African-American manager in the MLB when he was named a player-manager with the Cleveland Indians.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, his first year on the ballot. He remains the only player to earn MVP honors in both the National League and American League.
"The fame never stopped being a surprise to him, that he was such an icon and so recognizable," said Red Wings President/CEO Naomi Silver. "Not that he was such a shy individual, but I think someone who really took what he meant to the game to heart."
Robinson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.