August 31, 1935 Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player, was born in Beaumont, Texas. In his rookie year, 1956, he tied the record of 38 home runs by a rookie and was named the National League Rookie of the Year. Over his 21 season career, Robinson was a 14-time All-Star, a 1958 Gold Glove [...]
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By Chimsima Zuhri on August 31, 2010 in African American History, August, Sports
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