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Tue, 05.29.1962

The First Black Coaches a Major League Baseball Team

Buck O'Neil

*On this date in 1962, the first Black coached in major league baseball. John “Buck” O’Neil started coaching the Chicago Cubs on this date.

He stayed with the Cubs until 1988, signing Hall of Fame players Ernie Banks and Lou Brock to their first contracts.

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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