Where Are The Black Managers In Major League Baseball? II

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Cito Gaston winning the World Series in 1992.  The first and only African-American manager to do so.

Cito Gaston winning the World Series in 1992. The first and only African-American manager to do so.

We speak with former managers Cito Gaston and Dusty Baker about the comments of Al Campanis back in 1987 as well as their managerial journeys.  Gaston speaks about the moment he won the World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays and became the first African-American manager (and still only black manager) to win a World Series.

 

Dusty Baker played with Henry Aaron with the Atlanta Braves from 1968 through 1974.  Baker was the on-Deck batter when Aaron hit his 715th career homerun to surpass Babe Ruth as the all-time homerun king in 1974.

Dusty Baker played with Henry Aaron with the Atlanta Braves from 1968 through 1974. Baker was the on-Deck batter when Aaron hit his 715th career homerun to surpass Babe Ruth as the all-time homerun king in 1974.

Cito Gaston began his career with the Atlanta Braves where he played under the tutelage of Henry Aaron.

Cito Gaston began his career with the Atlanta Braves where he played under the tutelage of Henry Aaron.