Several good choices for the best MLB athlete to ever wear the jersey number 20. But you can only pick one right? My pick is Frank Robinson.
Frank Robinson played 21 seasons in the major leagues, spent primarily with the Reds and Orioles. Over those 21 seasons in the bigs, Robinson achieved the following.
- .294 career batting average
- 586 career home runs
- 2,943 career hits
- 1956 NL Rookie of the Year
- 1961 NL MVP
- 1966 AL MVP
- 1966 AL Triple Crown
- Lead league in intentional walks, 1961 to 1964
- 12 time All-Star
He is also noted as the first black manager in MLB history, in 1975 for the Cleveland Indians.
Did you know......that Robinson's jersey number 20 has been retired by both the Reds and the Orioles?