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
 
Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967, American
 

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

Sammy SosaSammy Sosa
12 November 1968, Dominican
Baseball player
Dusty BakerDusty Baker
15 June 1949, American
Baseball manager, Baseball player

Tony PérezTony Pérez
14 May 1942, Cuban
American baseball player

Rube FosterRube Foster
17 September 1879, American
Baseball player