Famous Firsts: Frank Robinson

In 1975, Robinson became the first black manager in major league history. He managed the Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, compiling a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1982. For most of the last two decades of his life, Robinson served in various executive positions for Major League Baseball, concluding his career as honorary President of the American League. See his career at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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