David Roberts is a professional baseball manager and former outfielder who is the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for five MLB teams over a ten-year career and then coached for the San Diego Padres before being named Dodgers manager in 2016. Although he played for the Boston Red Sox for only part of one season, his most notable achievement as a player was a key stolen base in the 2004 ALCS that ignited the Red Sox’s drive to their historic championship that year.
The son of a Japanese mother and African American father, Roberts became the first manager of Asian heritage and second African American manager to win a World Series in 2020, when the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Rays. He also led the Dodgers to the World Series in 2017 and 2018.