Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Frank Robinson, 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Mini Red #203

On this day 29 years ago, Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron were both voted into the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Now that's one hell of an HOF class. If you look at the ballot, you'll see that a dozen other players who didn't make the cut that year eventually joined this pair of legends in Cooperstown. While it's inexcusable that there were 45 schmucks who didn't vote for Robby, it's also pretty incredible that Harmon Killebrew wound up having to wait until his fourth year of eligibility to get the nod. Take heart, Jeff Bagwell; the BBWAA has been doing this crap for decades.

On the topic of Frank Robinson, please keep the Oriole great in your thoughts and prayers. The 75-year-old was taken to the hospital earlier today because of dizziness and a rapid heartbeat. There aren't many details available just yet, but Bud Selig confirmed that the initial tests came back negative for any serious conditions. I have a feeling that it will take a lot more than a dizzy spell to keep Frank down.

3 comments:

Commish said...

I thought about your blog today, Kevin, when I heard the story about Frank. I thought you might post a card of him. I'm glad he was released and went back to his hotel but those symptoms, at 75, are a concern.

Bo said...

Former Oriole Francisco Delarosa died yesterday:
http://www.thedeadballera.com/passings.html

Kevin said...

Bob - Well, it's been a few days now. Hopefully no news is good news!

Bo - I hadn't heard about that. That's really a shame.