In the words of those who passed ... 2019 by Egantx7

Question 2

I thank the Lord that Jackie Robinson was the man he was in that position. If he wasn't it would have set back the whole idea of signing more black players. The one wish I could have is that Jackie Robinson could be here today to see this happen.

Press Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 3 October 1974

Frank Robinson (first African-American manager in MLB history)