October 24, 1972 Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era, died. Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. After graduating from Pasadena Junior College in 1939, Robinson transferred to UCLA where he became the school’s first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports, […]
October 14, 1896 Oscar McKinley Charleston, Negro League baseball player and manager, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Charleston joined the U. S. Army at the age of 15 and served in the Philippines. He began his professional baseball career in 1915 with the Indianapolis ABC’s and over his career he had a .348 batting average […]
October 5, 1954 Oscar McKinley Charleston, Negro League baseball player and manager, died. Charleston was born October 14, 1896 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined the U. S. Army at the age of 15 and served in the Philippines. He began his professional baseball career in 1915 with the Indianapolis ABC’s and over his career he […]
September 19, 1943 Joe Leonard Morgan, hall of fame baseball player, was born in Bonham, Texas and raised in Oakland, California. Morgan was signed by the Houston Colt .45’s as an amateur free agent in 1962 and made his Major League debut with them in September, 1963. Morgan was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in […]
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September 17, 1937 Orlando Manuel Cepeda, hall of fame baseball player, was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Cepeda began playing Major League baseball in 1958 with the San Francisco Giants and in his first season was named National League Rookie of the Year. Over his 16 season career, he was selected to seven All-Star teams […]
August 31, 1935 Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player, was born in Beaumont, Texas. In his rookie year, 1956, he tied the record of 38 home runs by a rookie and was named the National League Rookie of the Year. Over his 21 season career, Robinson was a 14-time All-Star, a 1958 Gold Glove […]
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