By then he was now a full-time manager for the Cleveland Indians, hanging up his bat after the 1976 season and finishing up a monster Hall of Fame career as a player.
586 home runs, 1812 ribbies, just under 3000 hits, Rookie of the Year, and two M.V.P. awards (one in each league). You know his resume, I'm sure.
I was just too young to really be following the papers back then, but I wonder if there was any talk about continuing as a player to get to the 3000 hits. Anyone out there know?
2943 was so enticingly close to the magic hit number, but I'm assuming he really didn't have much left in the tank after only 53 hits his final three seasons.
Nevertheless, here's a 1977 card to close out Robinson's baseball card run as a player. If only...
|One last card for "the Judge".|