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Old 07-28-2006, 08:11 AM   #72
Bronco LB 59
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I have already filled my starting outfield with this move

Frank Robinson RF

Cincinnati-Baltimore-Los Angeles Dodgers-California-Cleveland

- Only player to win the MVP player award in both leagues

- He stood so close to the inside when batting that his head and upper body leaned over the plate and brushback pitches didn't rattle him one bit

- His 38 home runs in 1956 were the most ever by a NL rookie

- Cincinnati GM Willliam DeWitt foolishly traded Robinson to Baltimore in 1965 for pitchers Milt Pappas and Jack Baldschun and outfielder Joe Simpson. DeWitt described Robinson being "an old 30". DeWitt would eventually get canned and Robinson would help lead the Orioles to two World Series Championships and four pennants.

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