Hall of Fame player and manager Frank Robinson is, for all intents and purposes, a legend, especially in Baltimore. Robinson was a stalwart for Baltimore, and was a major component of the dominant Orioles years in the late 1960s. He helped lead the O's to two World Series titles, winning the Series MVP award in 1966; he also won the regular-season MVP award that year.

After his playing career, Robinson became the first black manager in baseball (first in the American League, and then — when he led the Giants — the first black manager in the National League as well). He returned to Baltimore to manage the O's from 1988 to 1991. His number, 20, is retired by the organization.

Josh Hart, 19, a minor leaguer at spring training camp for the Orioles, was walking down a hallway Monday, when he was stopped by Baltimore manager Buck Showalter and Robinson. Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports has the details:

“[Hart] was coming down the hall and I was walking Frank out of the locker room,” Showalter asked. “I go, 'Hold on a second, Frank. Josh, do you know who this is?' ”

Showalter already knew the answer.

“He says, 'No,' and I said, 'OK, by this time tomorrow I want a page on Frank Robinson,'” Showalter said. “I said, 'You go home, you research it and you come back tomorrow and have it on my desk. Frank got a kick out of that.


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“It's not their fault, it's not their fault.”

Is Hart going to do it?

“You bet your ass,” Showalter replied. “It better be there tomorrow. He knows.”

Even MLB players have to do homework at times.

[via MASN Sports]