Famous Black Baseball Players

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 1 
Jackie Robinson
(First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball)

Jackie Robinson
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Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

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Derek Jeter
(Baseball Player)

Derek Jeter
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Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pequannock Township, New Jersey, United States

Derek Jeter is an American former baseball player whose popularity had made him one of the most marketed sportsmen of his generation during his playing career. Since 2017, he has been playing a key role as part owner and the chief executive officer of the Miami Marlins. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jeter created a charitable organization called Turn 2 Foundation.

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Hank Aaron
(Baseball player)

Hank Aaron
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Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: January 22, 2021

Baseball player Hank Aaron, also known as Hammer or Hammerin' Hank, is remembered for his stint with the MLB teams Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He also competed as part of the Negro League team Indianapolis Clowns. He was named to The Sporting News 100 Greatest Baseball Players.

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Roberto Clemente
(Baseball player)

Roberto Clemente
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Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31, 1972

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican baseball player who represented the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball (MLB). Apart from being a popular player, Clemente was also a great humanitarian whose impact is still being felt in MLB. Since his untimely death at the age of 38, Clemente has been the subject of several documentaries, articles, and books.

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Barry Bonds
(Baseball player)

Barry Bonds
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Birthdate: July 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Former baseball player Barry Bonds is known for his stints with the MLB teams Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. The seven-time NL MVP-winning and eight-time Gold Glove-winning player once faced trial for use of anabolic steroids. He is a 14-time All Star, he is also a cycling lover.

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Willie Mays
(Baseball player)

Willie Mays
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Birthdate: May 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States

Willie Mays is considered one of the all-time greats of baseball. His breathtaking catch of Vic Wertz’s fly ball is etched as a great movement in the history of the sport. Associated with New York / San Francisco Giants for about two decades, the former center fielder with record Major League Football putouts, features in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Reggie Jackson
(Baseball player)

Reggie Jackson
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Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sammy Sosa
(Baseball player)

Sammy Sosa
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic

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Pedro Martínez
(Baseball Player)

Pedro Martínez
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Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic

 10 
Rickey Henderson
(Baseball player)

Rickey Henderson
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Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Bob Gibson
(Baseball Player)

Bob Gibson
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Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 12 
Aaron Judge
(Baseball player)

Aaron Judge
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Birthdate: April 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linden, California, United States
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge became the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year. In 2017, he made a single-season franchise home record with the Yankees. He became the first MLB rookie to win the Home Run Derby. His charity All Rise Foundation focuses on helping children become responsible citizens.

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Bo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player, the Only Professional Athlete in History to be Named an 'All-Star' in Both)

Bo Jackson
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Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States

Former professional baseball and football player Bo Jackson has the distinction of being the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both the sports. Considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, he pursued his other interests following his retirement from sports in the 1990s. He has acted in a few TV shows, playing minor characters.

 14 
Deion Sanders
(American Football player, Baseball Player)

Deion Sanders
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Birthdate: August 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

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David Ortiz
(Baseball player)

David Ortiz
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Birthdate: November 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

David Ortiz is a Dominican-American former baseball player who played primarily for the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed Big Papi for his strength, Ortiz is considered one of the greatest clutch hitters ever. Also regarded as one of the greatest designated hitters for Boston Red Sox, Ortiz helped the team end its 86-year World Series championship drought.

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Mookie Betts
(Baseball Player)

Mookie Betts
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Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 17 
Joe Morgan
(Baseball player)

Joe Morgan
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Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: October 10, 2020
Joe Morgan, nicknamed Little Joe for his short stature, was a star second baseman who played MLB baseball for teams such as the Houston Astros, the Cincinnati Reds, and the San Francisco Giants. The Baseball Hall of Fame inductee had won two World Series championships with the Cincinnati Reds

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Dikembe Mutombo
(Basketball player)

Dikembe Mutombo
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Birthdate: June 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 19 
Oscar Robertson
(Former Basketball player who played point guard and was a 12-time All-Star)

Oscar Robertson
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Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charlotte, Tennessee, United States

 20 
Gary Payton
(Former Basketball player who played the point guard position)

Gary Payton
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Birthdate: July 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

 21 
Giancarlo Stanton
(Baseball player)

Giancarlo Stanton
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Birthdate: November 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States

 22 
Ozzie Smith
(Baseball player)

Ozzie Smith
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Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States

 23 
Dusty Baker
(Baseball manager)

Dusty Baker
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Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

 24 
Aroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)

Aroldis Chapman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín, Cuba

 25 
Darryl Strawberry
(Baseball player)

Darryl Strawberry
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Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 26 
CC Sabathia
(Baseball player)

CC Sabathia
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Birthdate: July 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, U.S.

 27 
David Justice
(Baseball player)

David Justice
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Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Jabari Parker
(Basketball player at power forward)

Jabari Parker
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Birthdate: March 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 29 
Satchel Paige
(Baseball player)

Satchel Paige
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Birthdate: July 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: June 8, 1982

Legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige was part of the MLB and the Negro League Baseball. The National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee began his career playing for the Chattanooga Black Lookouts and later played for teams such as the Cleveland Indians. He was the American League’s first black pitcher.

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Yasiel Puig
(Baseball player)

Yasiel Puig
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Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

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Ronald Acuña Jr.
(Baseball Outfielder)

Ronald Acuña Jr.
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Birthdate: December 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
(Baseball third baseman)

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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Birthdate: March 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Vladimir Guerrero
(Baseball player)

Vladimir Guerrero
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Birthdate: February 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nizao, Dominican Republic

 34 
Prince Fielder
(Baseball player)

Prince Fielder
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Birthdate: May 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ontario, California

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Dave Roberts
(Baseball player)

Dave Roberts
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Birthdate: May 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Naha, Okinawa, Japan

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Tim Raines
(Baseball player)

Tim Raines
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Birthdate: September 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States

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Hassan Whiteside
(Basketball player)

Hassan Whiteside
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Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 38 
Willie McCovey
(Baseball player)

Willie McCovey
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Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: October 31, 2018

 39 
Barry Larkin
(Baseball player)

Barry Larkin
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Birthdate: April 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Kirby Puckett
(Baseball Players)

Kirby Puckett
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Birthdate: March 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: March 6, 2006

 41 
Emeka Okafor
(Baseball Player)

Emeka Okafor
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Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 42 
Kevin Johnson
(Politician)

Kevin Johnson
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

 43 
Ferguson Jenkins
(Baseball pitcher)

Ferguson Jenkins
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Birthdate: December 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chatham-Kent, Canada

Canadian baseball player and coach Ferguson Jenkins has played for MLB teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. He also excelled in basketball and hockey and was part of the Canadian amateur hockey league. He also became the first Canadian to be name to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Bobby Bonilla
(Baseball player)

Bobby Bonilla
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Birthdate: February 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 45 
Dock Ellis
(Baseball player)

Dock Ellis
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Birthdate: March 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 19, 2008

 46 
Willie Stargell
(Baseball player)

Willie Stargell
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Birthdate: March 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Earlsboro
Died: April 9, 2001

 47 
Curtis Granderson
(Baseball Player)

Curtis Granderson
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Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, US

 48 
Ryan Howard
(Baseball player)

Ryan Howard
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Birthdate: November 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

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Yoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)

Yoenis Céspedes
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Birthdate: October 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campechuela, Granma, Cuba

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Pat Mahomes
(Baseball player)

Pat Mahomes
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Birthdate: August 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bryan, Texas, United States