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RIP Frank Robinson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Some batting coach today would probably mess with that swing. Looks like Rod Carew patterned his swing a little bit from Robinson, with the low hands and horizontal bat.
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  3. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Active Member

    Jim Bouton: I was warming up in the bullpen when a fan leaned out and said, "Hey Jim, how do you pitch to Frank Robinson?" I told him the truth. "Reluctantly," I said.

    I always remembered that quote as "underground," but I guess I'm mixing that up according to the interwebs.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

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  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    An ad from when Robinson was the Giants manager.

  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    the Giants slogan one year was “hang in there.” That is going to take some time for me to process.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Far from the worst.

    Giants Marketing Slogans
    1971: The Year of the Fox

    1981: These Giants Came to Play

    1982-1983?: Take a Giant Step and Go

    1984: C’mon Giants, Hang In There

    1985: Real Grass, Real Sunshine, Real Baseball

    1986: You Gotta Like These Kids

    1987: Humm Baby, It’s Gonna Be Fun

    1988: Humm Baby, Let’s Do It Again

    1989: I Feel Good!

    1990: I’ve Got a Giant Attitude

    1997: Giants Baseball, Anything Can Happen
    (unofficially: “Team of Dustiny”)

    1999: Tell It Good-Bye

    2003: Bring It Home

    2004: The Place To Be

    2006-2007: YOUR San Francisco Giants (emphasis added)

    2008: All Out, All Season
  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I read 82-83 as “take a giant shit and go.”
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  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    No discussion of Giants marketing is complete without Crazy Crab. Not to forget a sighting of legendary vendor Abe Souza.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That's a quote from Ball Four where the staff was discussing to pitch all the 1969 Orioles, not just Frank.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Robinson really had a remarkable career. Signed just six years after Robinson broke the color barrier. Played into the '70s when players like Reggie Jackson, Dick Allen and Dave Winfield played the game with more flair than he ever would have gotten away with.
  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I vaguely remember him as a great Oriole but he brought some needed discipline to the Giants in what ‘82 and gave them respectability.

    Best story I love about Mr Robinson, only guy who kept Bill Russell on the bench (in HS). Think about how good he must have been in hoops.
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