Frank Robinson American baseball player and manager ...

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Frank-Robinson Frank Robinson, American professional baseball player who became the first black manager in Major League Baseball. As a youth, Robinson played sandlot and American Legion Junior League baseball in Oakland, California, and at McClymonds High School, where he also played football and basketball. The…

List of African-American sports firsts - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_sports_firsts First African-American Major League Baseball manager to reach (and win) the World Series: Cito Gaston (Toronto Blue Jays) 1992 World Series First African American to sail solo around the world following the Age of Sail route around the southern tips of South America ( Cape Horn ) and Africa ( Cape of Good Hope ), avoiding the Panama and Suez ...…

From One Robinson to Another Baseball Hall of Fame

https://baseballhall.org/discover/breaking-baseball-barriers-from-one-robinson-to-another In fact, Robinson had long been considered a candidate to be the first African American manager in the major leagues. In 1968, Earl Weaver became the new manager of the Orioles, but one of Weaver’s offseason roles was manager of the Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican winter league.…

Frank Robinson American baseball player and manager ...

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Frank-Robinson Feb 03, 2020 · Frank Robinson, American professional baseball player who became the first black manager in Major League Baseball. As a youth, Robinson played sandlot and American Legion Junior League baseball in Oakland, California, and at McClymonds High School, where he also played football and basketball. The…

List of African-American sports firsts - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_sports_firsts First African-American Major League Baseball manager to reach (and win) the World Series: Cito Gaston (Toronto Blue Jays) 1992 World Series First African American to sail solo around the world following the Age of Sail route around the southern tips of South America ( Cape Horn ) and Africa ( Cape of Good Hope ), avoiding the Panama and Suez ...…

Cubs made Buck O'Neil MLB's first black coach MLB.com

https://www.mlb.com/news/cubs-made-buck-o-neil-mlb-s-first-black-coach-c216445780 Feb 20, 2017 · CHICAGO -- When William Fowler led off Game 1 on Oct. 25, he became the first African-American player to appear in a World Series game for the Cubs. Ernie Banks and Billy Williams never had that opportunity. Chicago's last World Series appearance before last fall was in 1945, two years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier with the Dodgers.…