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Frank Robinson Quotes

Frank Robinson
Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.
Frank Robinson
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Frank Robinson
Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up.
Frank Robinson
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Frank Robinson
To me, anybody who plays this game who's not injured can give you 100 percent. Now, maybe your 100 percent may be different than my 100 percent. But you can run hard, run the best you possibly can . . .
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Frank Robinson
The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything.
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Frank Robinson
It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.
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Frank Robinson
I think that has to be done and will be part of the conversation if he gets here [today]. We'll see what happens. That will just be one little small part of the conversation that I will have with him.
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Frank Robinson
All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing. It was a short outing.
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Frank Robinson
Usually in a game like this you're hopeful for one good shot at a pitcher like Pedro. And we got that in the sixth inning. We couldn't ask for any better chance than we had there, with the people we had coming to the plate. We got nothing out of it.
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Frank Robinson
You got that feeling when we came into the clubhouse,
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Frank Robinson
I don't need an explanation. I don't want to hear it, as a matter of fact. There's no excuse for that. There's no excuse for either one of them.
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#Excuse

Frank Robinson
It had the atmosphere of a regular season game.
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Frank Robinson
I have no idea. Hopefully, at least five innings - and we're in the ballgame.
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Frank Robinson
In the final analysis, if that renter pilot or private owner out there somewhere decides to show off or do something -- you don't have any control over it.
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Frank Robinson
We are the only team to start the season with 21 losses, so we are not going to be off the hook,
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#Losses

Frank Robinson
When the season starts, I want him to get hitters out. [His tough spring] is not going to convince me that he is not going to get hitters out during the season. I'd like for him to pitch better than he pitched today. We have to wait and see what he does.
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Frank Robinson
Actually, I wouldn't mind another week down here. Not to play games, but just to work on fundamentals. We didn't win many games, but, maybe just in the last week, we started looking a little better. Before that, we looked terrible.
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#Games

Frank Robinson
Hopefully, he can reach five innings, and we're in the ballgame, ... I don't want to be out of the ballgame in five innings, but if he can gives us a good, solid five innings. ...
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Frank Robinson
I haven't seen a player in this game, as long as I've been in it, that can't be pitched to, ... Barry is an outstanding ballplayer. I respect him an awful lot. I also have confidence in my pitchers that they can pitch to Barry Bonds and get him out.
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Frank Robinson
If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place.
Frank Robinson
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Frank Robinson
It's very good to have him agree to play left field. It's very good news for myself and the ball club.
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Frank Robinson
He had brain cramps. He was a spectator. It didn't hurt us tonight, but it will hurt you another time you do it. The Mets are struggling and they didn't take advantage of things.
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#Hurt

Frank Robinson
He had brain cramps, ... He was a spectator. It didn't hurt us tonight, but it will hurt you another time you do it. The Mets are struggling and they didn't take advantage of things.
Frank Robinson
#Hurt

Frank Robinson
He didn't have his good stuff out there tonight. He hung a lot of balls and he didn't locate on a lot of his pitches, and we took advantage of it.
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#Balls

Frank Robinson
I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be.
Frank Robinson
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Frank Robinson
Listen, I was the first black manager in baseball and there was incredible pressure. I don't blame anyone else. I was too tough . . . I lack patience. I probably got on guys a little too hard, with the wrong tone of voice.
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Frank Robinson
You can't have it both ways. The people we had in there at the end did a terrific job. The guys battled back.
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