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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frank Robinson

Outfielder 1956-65

 

—Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —

 
Frank Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Frank Robinson Marker
Inscription.
Playing with unparalleled intensity, Frank Robinson quickly earned a reputation for challenging pitchers, crowding the plate and charging hard around the bases. He spent the first half of his career in Cincinnati, where his powerful swing produced 324 of his 586 career home runs and 1,009 of his 1,812 career RBIs. Robinson, arguably the best player of the Crosley era, picked up the NL MVP Award in 1961 after leading the Reds to their first pennant in 21 years. The 12-time All-Star was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1978 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. His #20 was retired by the Reds in 1998.
 
Erected 2003 by the Cincinnati Reds.
 
Location. 39° 5.875′ N, 84° 30.498′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Click for map. Marker and statue are on Crosley Terrace, the entrance plaza of Great American Ballpark, about 150 feet from the intersection of Fort Washington Way (US Route 50) and Main Street (Ohio Route 100). Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ernie Lombardi (here, next to this marker); Ted Kluszewski (a few steps from
Frank Robinson Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Frank Robinson Statue and Marker
Ernie Lombardi is the catcher. The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame is in background.
this marker); Joe Nuxhall (a few steps from this marker); Cincinnati Reds (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon Portland Chase (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); World’s Largest Chime Foot Piano (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burnet House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Robinson. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Statistics for Frank Robinson. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Frank Robinson Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Frank Robinson Statue
(l-r) Lombardi, Robinson, and Nuxhall Statues image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. (l-r) Lombardi, Robinson, and Nuxhall Statues
Great American Ballpark Entrance Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
5. Great American Ballpark Entrance Plaza
The Spirit of Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
6. The Spirit of Baseball Marker
On wall of Great American Ballpark. A set of sculptures of former Cincinnati Reds greats are on the entrance plaza; Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, Joe Nuxhall, and Ernie Lombardi.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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