Be it basketball or soccer, African American players have always impressed sports lovers with their incredible talent. Baseball lovers too have often been enthralled by the stellar performances of African American players. Jackie Robinson, Barry Bonds, Frank Robinson, Hank Thompson and Willard Brown are a few notable Basketball players of African American descent who are noteworthy figures of Baseball’s rich history. Jackie Robinson’s incredible achievements in his 10-year-long career are spoken about in high regards even till date by sports lovers across the world. He had earned the ‘Rookie Of The Year’ and also secured a place in the ‘Basketball Hall Of Fame’ back in 1962 for his prowess at the sport. Hank Thompson had represented several teams, such as ‘Dallas Green Monarchs’, ‘Kansas City Monarchs’ and ‘New York Giants’. Among contemporary Baseball greats, pitcher CC Sabathia deserves a special mention for his contribution towards the sport. Sabathia has performed exceptionally well in most of the tournaments he has participated in. The ace pitcher has represented the teams ‘New York Yankees’ and ‘Cleveland Indians’. All these individuals have set examples for aspirants of the game to follow. We have compiled the names of a few notable African American Baseball players, who are favorites among lovers of the sport. A few facts and trivia related to these players might take you by surprise. It is high time we remind the world about the contributions of these unsung heroes.
Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
31 January 1919, American
Professional baseball player
Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967, American
Athlete

Barry BondsBarry Bonds
24 July 1964, American
American baseball player

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
30 November 1962, American
Former Baseball & Football Player

Hank AaronHank Aaron
05 February 1934, American
 

Yogi BerraYogi Berra
12 May 1925, American
Baseball Player
Willie MaysWillie Mays
06 May 1931, American
Former Professional Baseball Star

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
18 August 1934, Puerto Rican
 

Cy YoungCy Young
29 March 1867, American
 
Ernie BanksErnie Banks
31 January 1931, American
Baseball Player

Joe MorganJoe Morgan
19 September 1943, American
Baseball Player
Mookie BettsMookie Betts
07 October 1992, American
Baseball Player

Sammy SosaSammy Sosa
12 November 1968, Dominican
Baseball player

JaVale McGeeJaVale McGee
19 January 1988, American
Basketball player

Jameis WinstonJameis Winston
06 January 1994, American
American Football Player

Dusty BakerDusty Baker
15 June 1949, American
Baseball manager, Baseball player
CC SabathiaCC Sabathia
21 July 1980, American
Baseball player

Matt KempMatt Kemp
23 September 1984, American
Baseball Player

Prince FielderPrince Fielder
09 May 1984, American
Baseball player

Ryan HowardRyan Howard
19 November 1979, American
Baseball player
Mitch RichmondMitch Richmond
30 June 1965, American
Basketball Players

Curt FloodCurt Flood
18 January 1938, American
Baseball player
Gary HarrisGary Harris
13 September 1994, American
Basketball Player

Buck O'NeilBuck O'Neil
13 November 1911, American
Baseball player and manager

Curtis GrandersonCurtis Granderson
16 March 1981, American
Baseball Player
Willie McCoveyWillie McCovey
10 January 1938, American
Baseball player

Tony PérezTony Pérez
14 May 1942, Cuban
American baseball player
Elston HowardElston Howard
23 February 1929, American
Baseball player

Juan Antonio MarichalJuan Marichal
20 October 1937, Dominican
Baseball player

Wayne EmbryWayne Embry
26 March 1937, American
Basketball player and manager
Maury WillsMaury Wills
02 October 1932, American
Baseball player

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Willie RandolphWillie Randolph
06 July 1954, American
Baseball player
Rube FosterRube Foster
17 September 1879, American
Baseball player

Buck LeonardBuck Leonard
08 September 1907, American
Baseball Player

Ray DandridgeRay Dandridge
31 August 1913, American
Baseball Player

Teresa PhillipsTeresa Phillips
1958 AD, American
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Fergie JenkinsFergie Jenkins
13 December 1942, Canadian
Baseball Player