Famous African American Baseball Players Who Had Taken The Sport To The Next Level

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.

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 1 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972

 2 Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player, Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pequannock Township, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 4 Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: January 22, 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 5 Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player, Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States

 7 Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linden, California, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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 8 Willie Mays

Willie Mays
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States

 9 Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 10 Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 12 Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 13 JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 14 Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball manager
Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 15 Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 16 Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: October 10, 2020
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 17 CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, U.S.

 18 Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: June 8, 1982

 19 Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 20 Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Smith
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ontario, California
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 23 Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 25 Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: October 31, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 26 Tim Raines

Tim Raines
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States

 27 Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: September 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 28 Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 29 Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, US
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 30 Cedric Benson

Cedric Benson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Died: August 17, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 31 Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player - Catcher
Birthdate: November 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 26, 1993
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 33 Jayson Williams

Jayson Williams
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ritter, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 34 Ron Washington

Ron Washington
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player, Baseball coach
Birthdate: April 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 35 Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 22, 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 36 Ken Griffey Sr.

Ken Griffey Sr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player, Coach
Birthdate: April 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 37 Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 38 Gary Harris

Gary Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fishers, Indiana, United States

 39 Mo'ne Davis

Mo'ne Davis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 24, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 40 Curt Flood

Curt Flood
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 20, 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 41 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thomaston, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 42 Torii Hunter

Torii Hunter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 43 Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 44 Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 45 Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

 46 Albert Belle

Albert Belle
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 47 Andre Dawson

Andre Dawson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 48 Mitch Richmond

Mitch Richmond
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Players
Birthdate: June 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 49 Juan Marichal

Juan Marichal
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic

 50 Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taylorsville, Mississippi, United States