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Frank Robinson will hold every job in Major League Baseball for fifteen minutes

Jun 26, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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I’m having a hard time thinking of any jobs short of commissioner that Frank Robinson hasn’t held with Major League Baseball. Well, he’s got another one. Jimmie Lee Solomon’s old gig:

Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has been appointed Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Development, Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today.

In his new role, Robinson will lead the management of MLB’s Urban Youth Academies in Compton, Houston and Puerto Rico, as well as the development of future sites in New Orleans, Hialeah (FL) and Philadelphia.  Robinson also will be responsible for overseeing the Civil Rights Game and the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Robinson managed the Indians, Giants, Orioles, Expos and Nationals. He was the Orioles’ assistant GM for a spell. He has also been the Vice President of On-Field Operations, the Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, a Special Assistant to the Commissioner, a Senior Vice President for Major League Operations and has served on Bud’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters since it began.

Really, they ought to just start listing the stuff he hasn’t done with MLB. It’ll make the press releases shorter.

  1. natstowngreg - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    You forgot one small item on his resume. Hall of Fame outfielder.

    • mrfloydpink - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      You also forgot the six months as Joe Torre’s personal fluffer.

      • nategearhart - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:58 PM


  2. rooney24 - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    So, is he that good or that bad that he keeps getting shifted to other spots in the league office? Or, does he just get bored easily?

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Just my guess Rooney…but I am thinking it is none of things you just mentioned.

  3. gilbert718 - Jun 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    heres one… umpire.

  4. mybrunoblog - Jun 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Frank Robinson is 76. Good for him to still be active and working. I’ll be real happy to still be drawing breath at 76 and maybe playing some golf in between watching my not yet conceived grandkids soccer games.

  5. gogigantos - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Frank Robinson is simply effin cool. Keep the man in the house and on the payroll because he is effin cool to the bone. It is one of the few things Bud Light gets right. Keep the man close at hand and there is still a chance that some of all that coolness will rub off on you Bud, NOT. Frank is just cool man, cool. Class and fire, Frank Robinson is just plain cool.

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