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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional baseball player
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 2 Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron.
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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)

 4 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31, 1972
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 5 Barry Bonds

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

 6 Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: September 22, 2015
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 7 Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Baseball & Football Player
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 8 Willie Mays

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

 9 Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa
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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)

 10 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)

 11 Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston
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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)

 12 Cy Young

Cy Young.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: March 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gilmore, Ohio, United States
Died: November 4, 1955

 13 Mookie Betts

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

 14 Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan.
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: October 10, 2020

 15 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.

 16 Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: January 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: January 23, 2015

 17 Dusty Baker

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

 18 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

 19 Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton.
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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)

 20 JaVale McGee

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

 21 Matt Kemp

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

 22 Prince Fielder

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

 23 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)

 24 Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry
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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)

 25 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)

 26 Curtis Granderson

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

 27 Ozzie Smith

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

 28 Dave Roberts

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

 29 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

 30 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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

 31 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)

 32 Ryan Howard

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

 33 Juan Marichal

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

 34 Curt Flood

Curt Flood
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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)

 35 Larry Doby

Larry Doby
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 18, 2003

 36 Willie Randolph

Willie Randolph
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South Carolina, United States
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 37 Buck O'Neil

Buck O'Neil
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player and manager
Birthdate: November 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carrabelle, Florida, United States
Died: October 6, 2006

 38 Mitch Richmond

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

 39 Maury Wills

Maury Wills
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 40 James White

James White
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 41 Wayne Embry

Wayne Embry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player and manager
Birthdate: March 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 42 Tina Thompson

Tina Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: February 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 43 Rube Foster

Rube Foster
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 17, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calvert, Texas, United States
Died: December 9, 1930

 44 Elston Howard

Elston Howard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 14, 1980

 45 Yolanda Griffith

Yolanda Griffith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 46 Buck Leonard

Buck Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: September 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: November 27, 1997

 47 Bruce Maxwell

Bruce Maxwell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 48 Vince Coleman

Vince Coleman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 49 Alex Tyus

Alex Tyus
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 50 Akili Smith

Akili Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)