Where Are The Black Managers In Major League Baseball? II

Samori Benjamin

On the 40th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15th, 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis when asked on ABC's Nightline why there were so few black managers in MLB and why there had not been a single black general manager up to that point said "blacks may not have the neccessities to be a field manager or a general manager." Dusty Baker and Cito Gaston, the only African-American manager to win a World Series, comment on that day as well as the struggle that continues for black managers or the lack thereof.

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