Who was the first black manager in major league baseball?

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John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil (Chicago Cubs) Frank Robinson became the first African American manager in MLB when he was hired by the Cleveland Indians for the 1975 season. Buck O'Neill was the first African American hired as a coach for a team in MLB. He was hired by the Chicago Cubs in May, 1962.
(Just heard on WGN broadcast that Ernie Banks in 1973 managed a game after the Cubs Whitey Lockman was tossed out of a game, so technically he was the first black to manage a game. Oh, the Cubs won in 12 innings.)
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