1956 HEADLINE: Frank Robinson Connects For First Big League Home Run
On this day in 1956, Frank Robinson hit the first home run of his major league baseball career.
Just 20 years old, and playing in his first full season in the majors, Robinson didn’t waste too much time in making an impact with the Cincinnati Reds. At home and in front of a terribly small crowd of just over 4,000 spectators, Robinson went 2-for-4 collecting 2 RBI. 1 hit was a double, and the other was a 2-run home run off of Cubs’ pitcher Paul Minner.
And as they say, the rest was history!! Home run #1 was officially in the books – and one of the game’s greatest sluggers was born.
Robinson ended his amazing career with 586 homers. He currently ranks in 7th place on the all-time list.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Robinson!!!