Frank Robinson turns 74 years old today.
Still one of the most underrated players of all-time, Frank Robinson compiled a career of accomplishments that are on par with the game’s greatest offensive players.
2 of the more notable feats are his 2,943 career hits and 586 home runs.
In baseball, the measurement of an excellent hitter is the 3,000s hit plateau. Robinson fell just 57 hits short of that mark. And the measure of a supreme power hitter is the 500 HR threshold. Robinson crushed 586 and fell just 14 dingers short of the rare 600 HR club.
For his birthday, I would like to give Mr. Robinson another half season’s worth of games in his prime to try to amass both of these incredible records. His numbers are extraordinary now, but if he were to join the 3,000 hits and 600 home run clubs, his numbers would rank him as extra-extraordinary and that is a place I think he belongs!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Robinson!!!