Frank Robinson’s Hall Of Fame Plaque
Frank Robinson was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. The headliner of that class, Robinson collected 370 of the 415 votes cast by the writers.
And while I have not been able to find a transcript of his speech, I have to guess that it was pretty empowering.
As for Robinson’s Hall of Fame plaque, it reads:
“First to be chosen Most Valuable Player in both leagues – – NL in 1961 and AL in 1966. Set records by hitting homers in 32 different parks and with pair of grand slammers in successive innings in 1970. Fourth in homers (586), Fifth in extra bases on long hits (2,450), Fifth in Total Bases (5,375), on retiring. Led NL in Slugging percentage in 1960-61-62 and AL in batting, home runs, runs batted in, total bases, and slugging percentage in 1966′.