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O’s to honor Frank Robinson with tributes, charitable donations

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Image courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles.

Orioles legend Frank Robinson, who died earlier this month of bone cancer, will be honored with a public celebration of his barrier-breaking life and donations to museums dedicated to civil rights and African-American culture, the team announced today.

Players, now participating in workouts in Sarasota, Florida, will have a commemorative patch with Robinson’s number 20 on the sleeve of their jerseys for all spring training and regular season games.

Orioles Manager Makes Rookie Player Write a Homework Essay

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Want to be an Oriole? You should probably know who this guy is.
Want to be an Oriole? You should probably know who this guy is.

If you’re a young baseball player going through major league spring training you might expect to run sprints or do drills. You probably don’t plan on having to write a history essay– but that’s exactly what Orioles manager Buck Showalter instructed outfielder Josh Hart to do.

Hart got his homework after Showalter introduced him to Frank Robinson… and Hart had no idea who the Hall of Famer was. “I said, ‘OK, I want tomorrow by this time I want a page on Frank Robinson,”’ Showalter told the New York Daily News. “I said, ‘You go home, you research it and you come back tomorrow and have it on my desk.”’

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