Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians was the first African American to play in the American League in 1947.
Who was the second black player to play in the modern major leagues and the first to do so in the American League?
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player who became the first black player in the major league of baseball
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball.Emmett Ashford is the first black umpire in a major league game when Cleveland beats Washington
JACKIE ROBINSONSigned by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first African-American baseball player to play in both the National League, and Major League baseball. Larry Doby was he first African-American player to play in the American League, signed by the Cleveland Indians eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson was signed. you are right
Lucy Harris was the first black woman All-American basketball player in 1997
In 1962, Jackie Robinson became the first African American baseball player to be elected into the National Hall of Fame. He was also the very first African American player to play in the National Baseball league.
In 1884, two bothers, Fleet and Welday Walker, black Americans, played for Toledo in the American Association which was considered a Major League at the time. In the modern era, of course, Jackie Robinson is considered the first African American player when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.