Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Categories. • African Americans • Heroes • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.