Triste nouvelle dans le monde du baseball majeur alors que l'on apprend aujourd'hui que Frank Robinson, ancien gérant des Expos de Montréal de 2002 à 2004 est décédé.
Il était âgé de 83 ans.
Il est devenu le premier Afro-américain à devenir gérant dans le baseball majeur avec les Indians de Cleveland en 1974.
"L'ex-gérant des Expos Frank Robinson est mort à l'âge de 83 ans. Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille Robinson."
Il avait également dirigé les Nationals de Washington pendant deux ans, suite au déménagement des Expos.
"L'ex-gérant des Expos Frank Robinson est mort à l'âge de 83 ans. Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille Robinson.
Former Expos manager Frank Robinson has died at 83. Our most sincere condolences to his family."
"Frank Robinson was royalty, a legend in the world of baseball. Despite his tremendous accomplishments on and off the field, it was as if his monumental role in baseball history had been forgotten.
Maybe now, people will pay attention and realize that Frank Robinson was one of the most impactful figures in baseball history.
Robinson, a first-ballot Hall of Fame player who became the first African-American manager in baseball, died Thursday at the age of 83, according to Major League Baseball.
Robinson, a 14-time All-Star, had a legendary career. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1956 when he hit a rookie-record 38 homers for the Cincinnati Reds, won the Triple Crown in 1966 with the Baltimore Orioles, and remains the only player to win an MVP award in each league -- with the Reds in 1961 and the Orioles in 1966. He also led his teams to two World Series titles, winning with the Orioles in 1966, when he also was voted the World Series MVP, and 1970.
Robinson, who had his greatest years with the Reds and Orioles, played 21 years in the major leagues before retiring in 1976 with 586 home runs. It was the fourth-highest total in baseball at the time, trailing only Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. The longest of those home runs came on May 8, 1966, when his 541-foot blast off Luis Tiant cleared Memorial Stadium in Baltimore."
Source: Journal de Montréal