Frank Robinson last played for the
Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur draft didn't know much about the Orioles legend, who now serves as
So Baltimore Manager
"I said, 'OK, I want tomorrow by this time I want a page on Frank Robinson,'" Showalter explained. "I said, 'You go home, you research it and you come back tomorrow and have it on my desk.'"
Hart worked diligently on the assignment.
"I knew he was serious," Hart told MASNsports.com of Showalter. "He's a serious man. He takes his job as strictly business, and I respect that. Whatever he says, it's done and that's a big plus. You've got to show him respect all the way."
He made quick work of the report and received an A-plus from Showalter for his efforts. Among the many facts Hart may have included about Robinson are that he led the Orioles to four
"I knew he was a Hall of Famer, but specifically, I didn't know anything about him," Hart said, "but I did my research and he's accomplished a lot."