BaltimoreSportsFan interviews Frank Robinson

The future Roch Kubatko? (© Ken Katz)

Camden Chatter BaltimoreSportsFan (aka Jordan Katz) got a chance to ask Hall of Famer Frank Robinson some questions last week at a sports collector show in Pikesville, MD. Well done, BSF!

Frank Robinson Interview

With 586 home runs, two world series titles, and one of the select few in baseball history who led the league in home runs, batting average and runs batted in all in the same season, also known as the Triple Crown, Frank Robinson is a baseball legend. At a card convention on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, I had a chance to interview this baseball hall of famer.

Which of your two World Series wins did you enjoy more, 1970 or 1966?

'66. Because it was the first year I was traded over to Baltimore, and we won the pennant that year, and that made it very, very special.   

How did you feel being the first black manager and living out the dreams Jackie Robinson wanted?

I felt a lot of pressure, I felt honored that I was the first one to break that barrier. It was nothing near what Jackie had to go through when he broke the barriers as the first player. I give him all the credit in the world, for me being able to have that opportunity.  

How do you feel baseball is different today from when you played?  

Well when I played the owners had the power and the rights and the players had no rights. Today, the players have an awful lot of rights, they control their own destiny. They have free agency now, and they have a lot more to say about what happens and what doesn't happen in the game of baseball.        

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker