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The Indians are unveiling a Frank Robinson statue on Sunday

The Indians are unveiling a Frank Robinson statue on Sunday
Published On: Fri, May 26
May 9, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; MLB former player and manger Frank Robinson throws out the first pitch before the game between Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians will unveil a Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field on Saturday.

Robinsons tenure in Cleveland was not long, but it was historic. On April 8, 1975, he became the first African-American manager in Major League history. He was a player-manager. One of the last ones, in fact. He spent two years in that role and then a third year " a partial year anyway " as a manager only. Robinson would go on to manage the Giants, Orioles and the Expos/Nationals, compiling a career record of 1065-1176 in 16 seasons. He is now a top MLB executive.

Robinson was, of course, a Hall of Fame player as well, lodging 21 seasons for the Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels and Indians.

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