Wednesday’s major league notebook: Hall of Famer Robinson in failing health

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See Offers Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, 83, is in the late stages of a long illness, according to a Baltimore report. BALTIMORE — Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who led the Orioles to their first World Series title in 1966, is in the late stages of a long illness, according to The Baltimore Sun. Robinson, 83, was the first African-American manager in both the American and National Leagues. He also managed the Orioles for parts of four seasons (1988-91) and worked in the club’s front office during a long post-playing career that most recently has been spent as an executive in MLB’s central office. He has been battling health problems for several months and last appeared at a major baseball event in July, when he traveled to Washington, D.C. Read more here >>>

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