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Overcoming Racism in Baseball

Frank Robinson, Assistant General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles. In 1975, he became the first black manager in baseball, As a player, Robinson was legendary -- he is the only person to ever to win the Most Valuable Player award in both leagues. (Rebroadcast)

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Other segments from the episode on April 21, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 21, 1995: Interview with Mickey Mantle; Interview with Jim Bouton; Review of the film "Kiss of Death"; Interview with Frank Robinson; Interview with Bob Gibson;…

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