On October 3, 1974, Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in major league history. The Cleveland Indians name the long-time star their new skipper, replacing the fired Ken Aspromonte. The former Reds and Oriole superstar signs a $175,000 contract to manage and play for the Indians.
10/3/1976 After being at the Dodger’s helm for 23 years, Walter Alston’s managerial career comes to an end when the team drops a 3-2 decision to the Padres, finishing the campaign ten games behind the Reds. During his tenure, which began in Brooklyn in 1954, the skipper known as Smokey to his players compiles a 2040-1613 (.523) record en route to capturing seven pennants and four World Series titles.
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