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Report: MLB Hall of Fame inductee, former Red Wings manager Frank Robinson dies

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FILE - This July 25, 2010, file photo shows Hall of Famer Frank Robinson during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

(WHAM) - Frank Robinson, one of Major League Baseball's most talented players, has died, according to multiple media outlets.

He had a 20-year career in the league, mostly with the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles.

Robinson is the only player in MLB history to be named Most Valuable Player for both the American and National Leagues. He earned the National League award in 1961 and the American League award in 1966.

Robinson was a manager with the Rochester Red Wings in 1978.

In 1982, Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Robinson was 83 years old.

“Frank was an icon in our industry, and a pleasure to know,” Naomi Silver, CEO and COO of the Red Wings said Thursday. “We knew him personally as an Oriole and a Red Wing manager, of course, but what we’ll remember about him and appreciate most is for being a gentleman and always the consummate professional. He gave his life to the game and it is better because of him and we will miss him deeply.”

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