Frank Robinson Quotes

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Frank Robinson Quotes

I had no trouble communicating, the players just didnt like what I had to say.
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Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.

— Frank Robinson

All in all, I wouldn't call it a bad outing. It was a short outing.

— Frank Robinson

I just didn't have anything to say, so I said nothing.

— Frank Robinson

I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn't always be the best, but I tried to be.

— Frank Robinson

If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place.

— Frank Robinson

I know a lot of people on the field - players, coaches, managers - are glad that I'm gone.

— Frank Robinson

Managers don't have as much leverage as they used to have. We can't really be the boss.

— Frank Robinson

You have to have a short memory as a closer.

— Frank Robinson

The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything.

— Frank Robinson

The way we're going ... if I called up another pitcher, he'd just hang up the phone on me.

— Frank Robinson

Be anything you want to be, but don't be dull.

— Frank Robinson

Listen, I was the first black manager in baseball and there was incredible pressure. I don't blame anyone else. I was too tough ... I lack patience. I probably got on guys a little too hard, with the wrong tone of voice.

— Frank Robinson

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