On January 14, 1981, Frank Robinson is named manager of the San Francisco Giants, replacing the fired Dave Bristol. In 1975, Robinson became the first black manager in major league history when he was hired by the Cleveland Indians.

Robinson will manage 541 games into the 1984 season going 264 – 277, he will be replaced in 1984 by Danny Ozark. Roger Craig will eventually take the reigns for the Giants at the end of the 1985 season and lead them to two divisional titles and a World Series appearance.

 

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