Indians' Robinson first African-American manager
Oct. 3, 1974
Twenty-seven years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball, Frank Robinson becomes the major's first African-American manager.
The Cleveland Indians sign the 39-year-old Robinson, a former MVP in both leagues, to a one-year contract to be their player-manager next season. His salary is estimated at $180,000.
"I'm not a superman," Robinson says. "I'm not a miracle worker." He hopes he will be measured against the ...
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