02/26/2014 09:21 am ET | Updated Feb 26, 2014

Orioles Prospect Knows Plenty About Frank Robinson After Buck Showalter's Assignment


Baltimore Orioles prospect Josh Hart apparently didn't know who Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was when he visited the team at Spring Training on Monday.

The 19-year-old probably knows who Robinson is by now, thanks to O's manager Buck Showalter.

Buck asked O's farmhand Josh Hart if he knew who Frank was. He didnt, so Buck told him he wanted a one-page report on him by tmrw. #Orioles

— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) February 24, 2014

"He was coming down the hall and I was walking Frank out of the locker room. I go, 'Hold on a second, Frank. Josh, do you know who this is?'" Showalter explained to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. "He says, 'No,' and I said, 'OK, by this time tomorrow I want a page on Frank Robinson. "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."

On Tuesday, Hart told Kubatko that he wrote the one-page report and will give it to Showalter next time he sees him.

Hart, 19, on Frank: "I knew he was a HOFer but specifically I didn't know anything about him. But I did my research & he's accomplished alot

— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 25, 2014

"...To be a manager & player at the same time. 14-time All-Star, wins MVP in both the NL and AL. That's walking proof that he's legendary."

— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 25, 2014

When Buck summoned Hart to meet Frank: "I knew he was serious. He's a serious man. He takes his job strictly as business & I respect that."

— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 25, 2014


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