Frank Robinson, major-league baseball’s first African-American supervisor, has handed, the Cleveland Indians confirmed to FOX 8 Information on Thursday. He was 83 many years outdated.
On April 8, 1975, Robinson grew to become the first African-American supervisor in MLB historical past as a player-supervisor for the Indians. He served in that place right until 1977, when he grew to become the supervisor only.
In 2017, the Indians unveiled a statue at Progressive Industry in Robinson’s honor.
He performed in the Majors for 21 many years, and strike 586 property runs. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Corridor of Fame in 1982.