Celebrating Frank Robinson

The word has come through that Frank Robinson has died, and some of the love that so many of us share for the game of baseball went with him.

When I was a youngster living in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, a friend and I went into Cleveland on a fan bus to see Robinson play in an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians, they being in the American League and Cincinnati, Robinson’s team, being in the National League: the two would not meet in the regular season there being no inter-league play at the time.

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