CC Sabathia, Jackie Robinson and Hank Thompson are a few renowned African American Baseball players

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

Barry BondsBarry Bonds
(American baseball player)

24 July 1964

American

Deion SandersDeion Sanders

09 August 1967

American

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player)

30 November 1962

American

Hank AaronHank Aaron

05 February 1934

American

Willie MaysWillie Mays
(Former Professional Baseball Star)

06 May 1931

American

Yogi BerraYogi Berra
(Baseball Player)

12 May 1925

American

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente

18 August 1934

Puerto Rican

Cy YoungCy Young

29 March 1867

American

Ernie BanksErnie Banks
(Baseball Player)

31 January 1931

American

Joe MorganJoe Morgan
(Baseball Player)

19 September 1943

American

Sammy SosaSammy Sosa
(Baseball player)

12 November 1968

Dominican

Dusty BakerDusty Baker
(Baseball manager, Baseball player)

15 June 1949

American

Tony PérezTony Pérez
(American baseball player)

14 May 1942

Cuban

Rube FosterRube Foster
(Baseball player)

17 September 1879

American

Fergie JenkinsFergie Jenkins
(Baseball Player)

Canadian

Juan Antonio MarichalJuan Antonio Marichal
(Baseball Player)

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