On this date in 1956, Frank Robinson of the Reds is named the NL Rookie of the Year.
"Pitchers did me a favor when they knocked me down. It made me more determined. I wouldn't let that pitcher get me out. They say you can't hit if you're on your back, but I didn't hit on my back. I got up."
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