Robinson (born August 31, 1935) is one of the best players in the history of American baseball. In 21 seasons he struck 586 homeruns. He stated, " on the tenth place of all time, at his farewell in 1976, it was still good for the fourth place (after Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays). Fourteen times he was in the All-Star team, and he is the only player in history both in the National League as the American League MVP was elected.
Real write history did Robinson, however, only in October 1974 when he next player manager of the Cleveland Indians. Never before was a team in the top American baseballafdeling by an African-American lead. After his spelersloopbaan went Robinson as manager and coach until 2006. In 1982, he was in the Hall of Fame included.