December 1, 1956 Reds outfielder Frank Robinso…

December 1, 1956

Reds outfielder Frank Robinson, who was not on the team’s roster in spring training, is unanimously selected by the BBWAA as the National League Rookie of the Year. The 21-year-old, the circuit’s starting All-Star left fielder, hit 38 home runs, tying Wally Berger’s 1930 record for the most homers by a first-year player.