Frank Robinson, major-league baseball’s first African-American manager, has passed, the Cleveland Indians confirmed to FOX 8 News on Thursday. He was 83 years old.
On April 8, 1975, Robinson became the first African-American manager in MLB history as a player-manager for the Indians. He served in that position until 1977, when he became the manager only.
In 2017, the Indians unveiled a statue at Progressive Field in Robinson’s honor.
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