Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Rangers Manager Nine Innings From Baseball History
He's not however, the first African-American baseball manager to do that. Cito Gaston was the first and did so with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992-1993.
Gaston's Blue Jays also won back to back titles in the process. Dusty Baker when he managed the San Francisco Giants in 2002 became the second to take a team to a World Series but unfortunately lost to the then Anaheim Angels in seven games. New Orleans native Ron Washington is the third African-American manager to take a team to the World series..
With the Rangers taking a 3-2 series lead into Game 6, Washington is nine innings away from becoming the second African-American manager to win a World Series, and after the foul tweet from Tony LaRussa daughter Devon about him, I'm rooting for him to do so.