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Tue, 04.08.1975

Major League Baseball Hires its First Black Manager

Frank Robinson

On this date in 1975, Frank Robinson became manager of the Cleveland Indians baseball club.  Robinson was a former Most Valuable Player (MVP) in both leagues, Cincinnati and Baltimore.  He was the first black manager in major league baseball.

To Become a Coach


20th Century Baseball Chronicle
Year-By-Year History of major league Baseball
Copyright 1999, Publications International Ltd.
ISBN 0-7853-4074-2

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I kissed a kiss in youth Upon a dead man's brow; And that was long ago- And I'm a grown man now. It's lain there in the dust, Thirty years and more- My lips that... SCINTILLA by William Stanley Braithwaite.
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