Torres: Dodgers’ Dave Roberts could be second black manager to win World Series

From Maria Torres at the Kansas City Star on October 24, 2017, with mention of SABR member Bob Kendrick:

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick remembers the 1992 World Series for the Blue Jays and their steady dismantling of his hometown Atlanta Braves.

At the time, it didn’t matter much to Kendrick that Toronto’s Cito Gaston was the first black manager to lead a team to the World Series and win it.

“I don’t know if I thought about it that much from that perspective,” Kendrick said. “I liked the Blue Jays. They had a bunch of brothers on that team. They had players that I really enjoyed watching play. I just didn’t want them to beat my Braves.”

Yet the significance of Gaston’s legacy lives on 25 years later.

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Originally published: October 25, 2017. Last Updated: October 25, 2017.