At the end of the 1974 season, Cleveland announced that Frank Robinson would manage the Indians in 1975. He became the first black player/manager in major league history.
On opening day 1975, Frank hit a HR in his first at bat in the dual role. It was a great way to break into the job.
Robinson managed Cleveland, San Francisco, Baltimore and retired with Washington. He never took a team to the post season but he was the first base coach for the Orioles in the 1979 World Series. As a player, he played in 5 World Series and won the MVP in both leagues.
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