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Thu, 10.03.1974

Major League Baseball hires its first Black manager

Frank Robinson

On this date in 1974, 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.

Reference:
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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