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Frank Robinson speaks after his statue was unveiled before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Robinson was MLB's first African-American manager. He became a player-manager for the Indians in 1975. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Frank Robinson speaks after his statue was unveiled before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Robinson was MLB's first African-American manager. He became a player-manager for the Indians in 1975. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Frank Robinson, left, greets Hank Aaron before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Robinson was MLB's first African-American manager. He became a player-manager for the Indians in 1975. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Frank Robinson speaks after his statue was unveiled before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Robinson was MLB's first African-American manager. He became a player-manager for the Indians in 1975. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Frank Robinson poses with his statue before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Cleveland. Robinson was MLB's first African-American manager. He became a player-manager for the Indians in 1975. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Newly acquired Washington Nationals player Alfonso Soriano, center, stands with team manager Frank Robinson, left, and Jim Bowden, vice president and general manager of the Nationals, following a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at the team's Major League Baseball spring training facility in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson adjusts his hat before the game against the Los Angeles Dodger in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, March 28, 2005. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Washington Nationals baseball manager Frank Robinson, right, signs an autograph for Alex Fuoco, 12, from Palm Bay, Fla. during spring training, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in Viera, Fla.(AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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Former Nationals manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Washington Nationals hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Former Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson acknowledges fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the National League division baseball series between the Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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associated press Davey Johnson joined Frank Robinson (2005), Manny Acta (2007) and Jim Riggleman(2009) as Nationals managers to lose their debut game.