On June 19, 1977, the Cleveland Indians fire Frank Robinson, major league baseball’s first black manager. The Indians, in fourth place with a record of 26-31, hire coach Jeff Torborg as Robinson’s replacement. Robinson will receive his next managing job four years later with the San Francisco Giants, becoming the first black manger in the National League.
Buck Martinez, a former Toronto Blue Jays catcher (1981-1986) and the team’s present TV color analyst, is hired as the Blue Jays’ manager
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