08/04/1975 Frank Robinson becomes the first African American MLB manager
1975 Cleveland Indians. Frank Robinson homers in 1st game as player/manager
Frank Robinson Talks About Becoming The First African-American Manager In Baseball History
Frank Robinson - Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies
Frank Robinson remembers
Frank Robinson made history when he became the first African-American manager in the major leagues. Still active as a player, he made the day even more memorable by hitting a home run in his first at bat, giving the Indians a 1-0 lead on their way to a 5-3 win.