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photos courtesy of Sharon Robinson

But to Sharon Robinson, he was just dad — the guy who would allow her to get dressed up in her favorite fancy white gloves, coat and fake fur ear muffs, and then drive roller-coaster fast from their Connecticut home to New York City, where he worked as vice president and director of personnel at Chock Full O’ Nuts following his retirement from baseball. They would sit at a café counter, her legs dangling as she swirled around on the bar stools and order hot chocolate and brownies. It was special moments like that, she said, that made it much easier to share her famous father with the world. “It was our private, individual time,” she said. “It was an adventure. It was just fun. It couldn’t have been better.” Today, Robinson continues to share her father as she travels nationwide and talks to students about his legacy, lessons and home

Alvernia Magazine Summer 2014  
Alvernia Magazine Summer 2014  

Alvernia Magazine Summer 2014