Bob Watson was a two-time All-Star player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series in 1996, by helping to architect the New York Yankees Dynasty of the late 90s. Watson died of kidney failure at age 74 on this day (May 14th) in 2020.

His contributions to the game, on the field, in the front office, and in the face of racially motivated doubt, make him an integral part of baseball history and a royal MLBbro that every fan should know.


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