Originally Posted by paulrichjr
What is really sad to me is that we traded him away before he could cement himself as a Red forever. Most would think of him as an Oriole. Bench is a Red, Rose is a Red, Morgan is a Red, Foster a Red, Larkin a Red, Robinson...for most is an Oriole. Unfortunate.
Not for us who grew up with the Reds in the late 50's and early 60's. Frank Robinson was
the Reds. In 1961 and 1962 he was, if not the equal, at least the near equal of Mays, Mantle, and Maris among others. He had a horrible year in 1963, much like Adam Dunn is having this year, but he came back in 1964 as good as ever.
He'll never be an Oriole to me. He was always the Redleg in exile. Just another horrible move by a GM who didn't understand his importance. Funny, but that sounds familiar...