Baseball biographies similar to or like Jackie Robinson

American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Wikipedia

  • Willie Mays

    American former professional baseball center fielder. He spent almost all of his 22-season Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants (1951–52, 1954–72) before finishing his career with the New York Mets (1972–73). Wikipedia

  • Larry Doby

    American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball (MLB) who was the second black player to break baseball's color barrier and the first black player in the American League. A native of Camden, South Carolina and three-sport all-state athlete while in high school in Paterson, New Jersey, Doby accepted a basketball scholarship from Long Island University. Wikipedia

  • Hank Aaron

    American professional baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1954 through 1976. He spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL). Wikipedia

  • Frank Robinson

    American professional baseball outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played for five teams, from to. Named the NL MVP after leading the Cincinnati Reds to the pennant in and was named the AL MVP in with the Baltimore Orioles after winning the Triple Crown; Robinson's 49 home runs (HR) that year tied for the most by any AL player between and, and stood as a franchise record for 30 years. Wikipedia

  • Roberto Clemente

    Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined. Wikipedia

  • Roy Campanella

    American baseball player, primarily as a catcher. The Philadelphia native played in the Negro leagues and Mexican League for 9 years before entering the minor leagues in 1946. Wikipedia


    Sentences forJackie Robinson

    • Jackie Robinson was even worked out by the team at Fenway Park, however, owner Tom Yawkey did not want an African American player on his team.Boston Red Sox-Wikipedia
    • The White Sox have retired a total of 12 jersey numbers: 11 worn by former White Sox and number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.Chicago White Sox-Wikipedia
    • The Cincinnati Reds have retired ten numbers in franchise history, as well as honoring Jackie Robinson, whose number is retired league-wide around Major League Baseball.Cincinnati Reds-Wikipedia
    • In 1947 Jackie Robinson was hired by the Dodgers as the first African-American player in Major League Baseball in the modern era.Brooklyn-Wikipedia
    • On April 15, 1997, #42 was retired throughout Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson.Cincinnati Reds-Wikipedia
    • Five were in honor of Padre players and one was Jackie Robinson's number 42, which was retired by all of Major League Baseball.San Diego Padres-Wikipedia

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