Frank Robinson stars in first big league game
On April 17, 1956, against the St. Louis Cardinals’ left-hander-turned-Congressman Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell, Robinson – playing in his first big league game for the Cincinnati Reds at the age of 20 – connected on a 1-1 pitch in the bottom of the second inning for a book rule double.
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