The MLBUA would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Robinson family for the passing of MLB legend Frank Robinson.
Frank Robinson's influence on the game of baseball was nothing short of legendary. His style, dignity and grace on the diamond led to his future induction to the Hall of Fame, as well as his influence to bringing equal rights to Major League Baseball from his rookie season to his retirement from baseball, and beyond.
As umpires, we enjoyed working with Robinson when he was the MLB Vice President of On-Field Operations from 1999 to 2002, responsible for player discipline, uniform policy and more. He always treated us with dignity and respect.