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First African-American Players in Major League Baseball

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This page is part of the African-American Project. This is a list of the first African-American players in Major League Baseball since the abolition of the Baseball color line. African-Americans had been excluded from major league baseball since 1884, and from all professional baseball since 1889.

Player Team League WikiTree Profile Profile Review Connected Volunteer
Bankhead, Dan Brooklyn Dodgers NL Daniel Robert Bankhead No No
Boyd, Bob Chicago White Socks AL Robert Richard Boyd No No
Brown, Willard St Louis Browns AL no profile No No
Campanella, Roy Brooklyn Dodgers NL Roy Campanella No No
Doby, Larry Cleveland Indians AL Lawrence Eugene Doby Sr. No No
Easter, Luke Cleveland Indians AL Luscious Luke Easter No No
Hairston, Sam Chicago White Socks AL Samuel Harding Hairston No No
Irvin, Monte New York Giants NL Monford Merrill Irvin No No
Jethroe, Sam Boston Braves NL no profile No No
Jones, Sam Cleveland Indians AL Samuel Jones No No
Marquez, Luis Boston Braves NL no profile No No
Mays, Willie New York Giants NL Willie Mays No No
Miñoso, Minnie Cleveland Indians AL Saturnino (Arrieta) Miñoso No No
Newcombe, Don Brooklyn Dodgers NL Don Newcombe No No
Noble, Ray New York Giants NL no profile No No
Paige, Satchel Cleveland Indians AL Leroy Robert Paige No No
Robinson, Jackie Brooklyn Dodgers NL Jackie Robinson No No
Simpson, Harry Cleveland Indians AL no profile No No
Thompson, Hank St Louis Browns AL Henry Curtis Thompson No No
Wilson, Artie New York Giants NL no profile No No

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You may want to add Dan Bankhead's buddy to this list. While looking up Dan, I came across this very remarkable gentleman. Rev. Dr. William Henry Greason https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Greason-54
posted by Connie Graham
Negro League now part of Major League baseball -


Maybe a separate category and list?

posted by Connie Graham
edited by Connie Graham
Good idea Connie. Hopefully I'll get a chance soon to work on it. It may be good for a mini-challenge when baseball season gets underway. We could offer profiles from MLB as above vs. the Negro Leagues for profile improvement/creation in G2G.