Famous Black Baseball Players

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Hank Aaron
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players in History)
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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Albert Pujols
(Dominican–American Professional Baseball First Baseman and Designated Hitter)
Albert Pujols
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Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols was a three-time MVP during his 11-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. An only child he grew up with an alcoholic father. He has been in the news for his $240 million contract with the LA Angels and for allegedly lying about his age.
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Roberto Clemente
(Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Right Fielder)
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
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players of All Time)
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
(One of the Best All-Around Players in the History of Baseball)
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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Sammy Sosa
(Baseball player)
Sammy Sosa
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
 7 
Reggie Jackson
(Baseball player)
Reggie Jackson
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Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
 8 
Pedro Martínez
(Baseball Player)
Pedro Martínez
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Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
 9 
Rickey Henderson
(Baseball player)
Rickey Henderson
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Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 10 
Bob Gibson
(Baseball Player)
Bob Gibson
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Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
 11 
Aaron Judge
(American Professional Baseball Player Who Plays as a Outfielder)
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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Deion Sanders
(Former American Football Player, Coach and Only Athlete to Play in Both 'Super Bowl' and 'World Series')
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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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.

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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
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Rod Carew
(Legendary Panamanian Baseball Player Considered as One of the Greatest Contact Hitters)
Rod Carew
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Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatún, Panama

Panamanian baseball player Rod Carew had an illustrious career, first with the Minnesota Twins and then with the California Angels. An 18-time All-Star, he has also been a 7-time American League batting champion. Post-retirement, he coached the Milwaukee Brewers and the California/Anaheim Angels.

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Joe Morgan
(Former Professional Baseball Second Baseman)
Joe Morgan
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Birthdate: September 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: October 11, 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
 17 
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
 18 
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
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Dusty Baker
(Baseball manager)
Dusty Baker
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Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
 20 
Ozzie Smith
(Baseball player)
Ozzie Smith
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Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
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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
 22 
David Justice
(Baseball player)
David Justice
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Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 23 
Aroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)
Aroldis Chapman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín, Cuba
 24 
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
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CC Sabathia
(Baseball player)
CC Sabathia
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Birthdate: July 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, U.S.
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Darryl Strawberry
(Baseball player)
Darryl Strawberry
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Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, 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
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Satchel Paige
(American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
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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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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Hassan Whiteside
(Basketball player)
Hassan Whiteside
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Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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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
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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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Yasiel Puig
(Baseball player)
Yasiel Puig
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Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba
 34 
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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Bobby Bonilla
(Baseball player)
Bobby Bonilla
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Birthdate: February 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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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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Prince Fielder
(Baseball player)
Prince Fielder
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Birthdate: May 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ontario, California
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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
 39 
Barry Larkin
(Baseball player)
Barry Larkin
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Birthdate: April 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 40 
Willie McCovey
(Baseball player)
Willie McCovey
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Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: October 31, 2018
 41 
Juan Soto
(Baseball player)
Juan Soto
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Birthdate: October 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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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Emeka Okafor
(Baseball Player)
Emeka Okafor
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Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
 44 
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
 45 
Ryan Howard
(Baseball player)
Ryan Howard
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Birthdate: November 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
 46 
Kevin Johnson
(Politician)
Kevin Johnson
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
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Curtis Granderson
(Baseball Player)
Curtis Granderson
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Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, US
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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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Gary Sheffield
(Baseball Player)
Gary Sheffield
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Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
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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