1970 Frank Robinson Baseball Hall Of Famer Signed Puerto Rican League Contract

Frank Robinson was one of baseball's great gamers. As Rookie of the Year in 1956 and an MVP in both leagues (with the Reds in 1961 and the Orioles in '66), he developed a reputation as an aggressive outfielder and hard-charging baserunner. The American League Triple Crown winner in 1966, Robinson amassed 586 home runs and ended his career just 57 hits shy of the 3,000-hit club. His intelligence and leadership helped him become the Major Leagues' first African-American field manager in 1975, when he skippered the Cleveland Indians

Offered is a Four-page fold-over contract, dated January 20, 1970, between Frank Robinson and the Santurce Baseball Club of the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League, signed in black ink by "Frank Robinson" , twice by Hiram Cuevas, president of the Santurce club, and the league president. The agreement calls for Robinson to play for Santurce for the 1969-70 winter season.  Robinson had just been coming off the 1969 World Series (the Orioles lost to the Miracle Mets) in which he had been selected to yet another All-Star game and going into the 1970 season (The Orioles would win it all).

The contract (8.5 x 11 inches) displays two notebook holes at the top border for filing purposes.



Item: 10453

Price: $2,995.00
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1970 Frank Robinson Baseball Hall Of Famer Signed Puerto Rican League Contract