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Statement from the San Francisco Giants on the passing of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson

The Giants mourn the loss of our former manager and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who passed away today at the age of 83. Frank was a trailblazer who remained close to the Giants family throughout his entire career in baseball. He will be deeply missed by all of us and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle and the entire Robinson family during this difficult time. 

Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, enjoyed a Hall of Fame playing career and reached another milestone when he was named the skipper of the Giants in 1981 - making him the first African American to manage in both the National and American Leagues. Robinson, who guided the Giants into playoff contention in 1982, managed four seasons in San Francisco (1981-84) and 16 overall, posting a record of 1,065-1,176. 

The Giants mourn the loss of our former manager and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who passed away today at the age of 83. Frank was a trailblazer who remained close to the Giants family throughout his entire career in baseball. He will be deeply missed by all of us and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle and the entire Robinson family during this difficult time. 

Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, enjoyed a Hall of Fame playing career and reached another milestone when he was named the skipper of the Giants in 1981 - making him the first African American to manage in both the National and American Leagues. Robinson, who guided the Giants into playoff contention in 1982, managed four seasons in San Francisco (1981-84) and 16 overall, posting a record of 1,065-1,176. 

The Robinson family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank's memory can be made to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee or the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

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