Hall of Fame slugger Frank Robinson has passed away at the age of 83.
Robinson spent part of 21 seasons as a player in the majors. Over that span, he hit 586 home runs (in 33 different ballparks); tallied almost 3,000 hits; and drove in more 1,800 runs. Thanks in part to a fearless stance that placed his head and hands in the way of many a fastball, Robinson was also hit by a pitch on 198 occasions -- ninth most in MLB history. "Nobody had more guts at the plate than Frank," Earl Weaver once said. "He actually curled his upper body and head over the plate and dared pitchers to hit him."
He made the All-Star team 12 times won and is the only player to win the MVP award in each league. Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982 on the first ballot. He's rightly remembered as one of the most feared right-handed batters in baseball history, and he's one of just 21 position players in MLB history to have a WAR of 100 or more.
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