Jackie Robinson's first major league team was the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The first major league, the National Association, started in 1871. The National League's first year was 1876 and the American League's first year was 1901.
If you do not count the Negro League, the first non-white major league player was the great Jackie Robinson.
Reggie Jackson NY Yankees ContractReggie signed with the New York Yankees in 1977. He had a yearly salary of $580,000.00 until 1981. Reggie signed with the California Angels in 1982. I don't know any other details of the contract or if he had a signing bonus.
Reggie Jackson ... 269 with the Athletics, 144 with the Yankees, and 123 with the Angels.
The first league considered a 'major' league was the National Association which was founded in 1871. The National Association folded after the 1875 season and the National League was founded in 1876. The American League began play as a major league in 1901.
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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
The first major league in baseball was the National Association whose first year was 1871.
05-29-1962, Buck O'Neil was the first major league baseball coach
Emmett Ashford is the first black umpire in a major league game when Cleveland beats Washington