​November 22, 1961: Frank Robinson Wins MVP Honors

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Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds is a near-unanimous selection as MVP. Robinson, who receives 219 out of a possible 224 points, becomes the 1st Red to win the MVP in 21 years.

Frank Robinson is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played from 1956 to 1976, most notably for the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles. He is the only player to win league MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues.

Robinson won the Triple crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently ninth). Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Read more about Robinson’s amazing season at: Daily Black History Facts

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