Dusty Baker is one of the most successful managers in MLB history.
After managing MLB teams since 1993, he just won his first World Series title in 2022 with the Houston Astros.
He did it after entering the exclusive 2,000-win managers group.
A true man of baseball, Baker has made history for Black managers.
Black managers are not exactly abundant in baseball, so Baker’s achievements are extremely relevant.
He became the twelfth manager and the first African-American one with 2,000 victories, and also became the first African-American skipper with 50 postseason wins.
For his recent efforts, he will be honored by an important organization.
“Dusty Baker will be honored by the Houston Chapter of the NAACP at an event hosted by NAACP President Bishop James Dixon at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday,” Astros insider Brian McTaggart tweeted.
Dusty Baker will be honored by the Houston Chapter of the NAACP at an event hosted by NAACP President Bishop James Dixon at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 14, 2023
NAACP stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
It is known as a civil rights organization in the United States, one that is over a hundred years old.
Its main goal is to promote justice for African-Americans and ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all people, eliminating race-based discrimination.
The NAACP often engages in political lobbying, publicity efforts, and designs litigation strategies, among other things.
They see Baker as an icon for Black people, and rightfully so.
He is an example for every young kid who wants to play baseball and every young coach or player development staffer who wants to be a manager one day.
He is also the personification of work ethic and patience.
The honor is very well deserved.NEXT: MLB Analysts Discuss The State Of The Astros Rotation