Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson to Speak at
SMU Athletic Forum Luncheon
DALLAS, TEXAS – The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum welcomes former AL and NL MVP, Frank Robinson to Dallas on Wednesday, November 5.
The luncheon will begin at noon in the Khmer Pavilion of the Hilton Anatole. Media availability begins at 10:45 a.m. in the Cooper Room of The Anatole.
An outfielder, who played with the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles, Robinson is the only player in history to win MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues. He is a Triple Crown winner and was a member of two World Series winning teams, the Reds and Orioles. In 1956, while a member of the Reds, he was named Rookie of the Year. Robinson retired from playing with 586 career home runs earning him fourth-best in history.
In 1975 Robinson became the first ever African-American manager in the majors with the Cleveland Indians. He earned the American League Manager of the Year in 1989 with the Orioles and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as an Oriole in 1982. Robinson was ranked 22nd on The Sporting News list of 100 Greatest Baseball Players.
Honoring the legends of sports for 19 years, the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum celebrates outstanding success in athletics. Based in Dallas, the series features major figures from a variety of sports. The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum includes four luncheons and the prestigious Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet.
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