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On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Venus de Milo is uncovered, Pablo Picasso dies, Hank Aaron belts a milestone home run, "The Godfather Part II" makes Oscar history, and Somali pirates briefly seize an American vessel, all on this day.

OTD April 8 - Frank Robinson
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National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

1975: Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as Major League Baseball's first black manager. In his first at bat as player/manager of the Indians, he homered at Cleveland Stadium off Yankees pitcher Doc Medich. He would also go on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals.

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