Right Hand Man To Head Man

Samori Benjamin

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Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel are the only two African-American managers in New York City baseball history. Two weeks before Willie Randolph was fired by the New York Mets WBAI Sports spoke with then Mets bench coach Jerry Manuel about the pressure Randolph was under. Since then, Mets management has replaced Randolph with Manuel as Mets manager. Manuel, who had previously managed the Chicago White Sox from 1998 through 2003, also spoke about his chances of getting a second opportunity to manage a major league ball club, when so many African-American managers before him were denied that second opportunity.

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