Frank Robinson Trades and Transactions

The Frank Robinson trades and transactions seen below include all known instances where Frank Robinson has been involved in a trade or transaction of any type as it relates to baseball.

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"'I won the fight.' His teammates, who had seen the one-sided affair, stared questioningly. 'I had a homer and a double,' explained Robby, 'drove in one run, scored another and made a catch that robbed ( Eddie ) Mathews of an extra-base hit. We won the second game 4-0. I won the fight.' Interesting logic? Maybe so. But it is the kind of thinking that has made Frank Robinson one of the most startling men in baseball and a nostalgic carry-back to the old days of the game - the days of hard hitting and harder fielding, of bench sniping, occassional brawls and plain old cussedness. Robinson has variously been called a sorehead, a sadist and a 'black Ty Cobb .' He has been dismissed as a loafer and criticized as a viciously agressive player. Says Robinson himself, in phrases reminisecent of Cobb : 'I am not a fancy guy, not a glamour boy. I don't believe I intrigue the fans and obviously I don't interest the sportswriters. All that I am is an uncomplicated, single-minded guy. And my single-mindedness is baseball." - Ebony Magazine (September 1966, 'FRANK ROBINSON: HAWK AMONG THE ORIOLES', Page 88) [ Frank Robinson Quotes ]

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Frank Robinson Autograph on a 1994 Nabisco All-Star Legends Baseball Card

Frank Robinson Autograph on a 1994 Nabisco All-Star Legends Baseball Card

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Birth Name:
Frank Robinson
Born On:
08-31-1935  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Beaumont, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
High School:
McClymonds High School (Oakland, CA)
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
First Game:
04-17-1956 (Age 20)
Last Game:
Not Applicable
Frank Robinson

Trades & Transactions

-- Signed as an amateur free agent by Cincinnati Reds (1953).
12-09-1965 Traded by Cincinnati Reds to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Milt Pappas , Jack Baldschun and Dick Simpson (December 9, 1965).
12-02-1971 Traded by Baltimore Orioles with Pete Richert to Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Doyle Alexander , Bob O'Brien , Sergio Robles and Royle Stillman (December 2, 1971).
11-28-1972 Traded by Los Angeles Dodgers with Bill Singer , Mike Strahler , Billy Grabarkewitz and Bobby Valentine to California Angels in exchange for Andy Messersmith and Ken McMullen (November 28, 1972).
09-12-1974 Traded by California Angels to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Ken Suarez , cash and a player to be named later (September 12, 1974); California Angels received Rusty Torres (@October 10, 1974).
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Did you know that during the physical, if a team finds out that the player received during a trade is injured they may return the player to the originating team within ten days from the date the trade was made and void the entire contract?

The Baseball Almanac trades and transactions database includes Rule 5 Draft picks, free agency information, voided trades, waiver picks, expansion draft data, amateur draft data, player refusals, bonus babies, and many other types of not readily found anywhere on the Internet.

Baseball trades & transactions, like the Frank Robinson trades and transactions seen above, are an evolving field of research where new discoveries are often found and new player debuts are added to the data set almost daily.

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