05-29-1962, Buck O'Neil was the first major league baseball coach
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball.Emmett Ashford is the first black umpire in a major league game when Cleveland beats Washington
Jackie Robinson was the first black ballplayer in Major League Baseball, made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
he was the first black to play major league baseball. first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. He was also first black to play with whites