Richard Michael Gossage
Born: July 5, 1951, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Chicago White Sox (1972-1976), Pittsburgh Pirates (1977), New York Yankees (1978-1983, 1989), San Diego Padres (1984-1987), Chicago Cubs (1988), San Francisco Giants (1989), Texas Rangers (1991), Oakland Athletics (1992-1993), Seattle Mariners (1994)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2008
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.