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Andrew Bailey

MLB Once Again Has Black Manager — Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker got another managing job, this time with the Washington Nationals, and Major League Baseball got another black skipper, something the man in charge of the sport called "encouraging."

The Nationals announced Baker's hiring on Tuesday, nearly a month after firing Matt Williams when the club missed the playoffs.

With Baker joining the Nationals, baseball avoids what would have been its first start to a season since 1988 with no black managers.

"I am certain that the Nationals, like all of our clubs, hired the best person for the job. It is encouraging that in this case the best person turned out to be African-American," baseball...