Many years ago, in the early 1980s, Watson was the Yankee First Baseman. He began his career with the Houston Astros. In 1993 he became the first African-American General Manager in Major League Baseball, when he was hired to run the Astros.
Bob Watson retired in 2010 after serving as MLB's VP of Rules and On-Field Operations, but fans should never forget the pioneer he was. Click on the links below to learn more:
Bob Watson Wikipedia Page
Bob Watson at Baseball Reference
Bob Watson Retirement Article
Happy Black History month!