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Frank Robinson was a Sports and recreation good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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July 4, 2006Good article nomineeNot listed
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Good Article nomination has failedEdit

The Good article nomination for Frank Robinson has failed, for the following reason:

A fine article except for the trivia section. If a fact is genuinely trivial, omit it, but if it's relevant then it should not be isolated in a trivia section. Worldtraveller 17:44, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Second GAEdit

Paragraphs are rather short, one entire section only has two sentences. See if you can find more refs too. Rlevse 16:30, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Failed GA no response after 10 days to concerns (7 days is standard) Rlevse 10:44, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Manager of Washington NationalsEdit

Manny Acta has not officially been named manager yet[1].Fbdave 13:51, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Deletion of succession boxesEdit

There was decent (3-1) concensus at halloffame=yes|halloffame-importance=#Recommended / Suggested Length of Succession Boxes not to delete succession boxes, yet you did it anyway - put them back. Brholden 22:00, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

That is not a consensus. That is one person who expressed a different opinion and one person who agreed with his statments. Is his opinion categorically more important than an this person's view? There is an alternative way to present the information, and it is already in place. //Tecmobowl 22:10, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • And as another note, one of those providing their comments has been unable to substantiate their claims on any topic they have engaged me in. I'm sorry, but that is really a 2-1 at best. Remember though, WP:NOT#Wikipedia_is_not_a_democracy. //Tecmobowl 22:11, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I see Sanfranman59, Epeefleche, and aviper2k7 for keeping, you for deleting, thus 3-1. Brholden 22:22, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Again, that is not a consensus and wikipedia is not a democracy. You might be well served to seek opinions outside of the group, as they will be more representative of what wikipedians as a whole believe. I'm not going to repeat myself again on this. //Tecmobowl 22:25, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Indeed, it is only a concensus of those who responded and a supermajority in total including you. However, WP:NOT#Wikipedia_is_not_a_democracy does talk about how a supermajority of expressed opinions is relevant, and that is present here. Brholden 22:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Tecmo Banned Indefinitely. FYI--Tecmo has been banned indefinitely for repeated violations of Wiki policy.--Epeefleche 01:30, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


During the last two years of his playing career, he served as the first permanent African-American manager in Major League history, managing the Cleveland Indians to a 186-189 record. ...something is wrong with that last sentence, since i think you can't be a manager during your "playing career."

Technically, Robinson wasn't the first black manager in MLB. If you go to the Ernie Banks page, it states that when the Cubs manager was ejected in a game, Banks took over as manager for the final 2 innings. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LightningOffense (talkcontribs) 02:40, 24 September 2007 (UTC)


I removed the asterisks after the names of Bonds and Sosa. Major League Baseball does not use asterisks to differentiate its records. If the intent was to indicate that the home run records of Bonds and Sosa are suspect because of steroid allegations, some other way should be found to do this. I also corrected the remark that Griffey would pass Robinson, since he now has. Gogh 00:45, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject class ratingEdit

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:30, 9 November 2007 (UTC)


My memories of Frank Robinson was as a school friend at Lincoln School, Oakland, CA...I think we were in the 7th grade back then, & each time Frank came to bat when we were playing baseball, we would all automatically expect it to go over the fence across the street! I still remember all those good ole days & all the friends we had back's always good to see Frank on TV, I'm always proud to say we went to the same school...I will always remember Frank, hope he remembers some of his old buddies from those days at Lincoln School...I am Hazel Lowe Fone,happily married to Jim Fone, we have 5 adult kids, 6 grandchildren & looking forward to being great-grandparents in Feb. 2012....Hope your family life is as good as ours is, I know your professional life is great, proud to say "I went to school with Frank" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:40, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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