Roger Philip Bresnahan
Born: June 11, 1879, Toledo, Ohio
Died: December 4, 1944, Toledo, Ohio
Washington Senators (1897), Chicago Orphans (1900), Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902), New York Giants (1902-1908), St. Louis Cardinals (1909-1912), Chicago Cubs (1913-1915)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1945
This Day in Baseball History
On June 19, 1977, the Cleveland Indians fire Frank Robinson, major league baseball’s first black manager. The Indians, in fourth place with a record of 26-31, hire coach Jeff Torborg as Robinson’s replacement. Robinson will receive his next managing job four years later with the San Francisco Giants, becoming the first black manger in the National League.