Frank Robinson - Quotes

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Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades. ---->>>

All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing. It was a short outing. ---->>>

Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up. ---->>>

But I'm not going to walk Barry Bonds, like some teams do, in the first inning with nobody on. ---->>>

I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be. ---->>>

I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing. ---->>>

I know a lot of people on the field - players, coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone. ---->>>

It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager. ---->>>

People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he's out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can't win, and when he brings out the line-up card. ---->>>

The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything. ---->>>

Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have. We can't really be the boss. ---->>>

You have to have a short memory as a closer. ---->>>

At least when it's in French, I won't know what the heck they're saying. ---->>>

If he can hit, he can hit. I don't care if he came from Class Z league. ---->>>

If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place. ---->>>

No, I don't think my presence will cause an increase in black attendance at Cleveland. ---->>>

No. 1, these guys out here on this field. They keep my energy level up. They try hard, they don't complain about things - and I'd just like to be with them when things are good, and hopefully we can win a pennant together. ---->>>

The way we're going... if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me. ---->>>

I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 08-31, 1935
Occupation: Athlete

Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win league MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues. He won the Triple Crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently 10th) (wikipedia)