The first African-American player in the major leagues was Jackie Robinson. The Brooklyn Dodgers played him for the first time on April 15, 1947.
Ozzie Virgil became the first black Tiger in 1958
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player who became the first black player in the major league of baseball
It is believed he is the first black to play at international level, but there are arguments that British player Arthur Wharton was.
James A. Gay became the first black firefighter in 1943. He later became the first black to be promoted to Lieutenant.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the modern era. Moses Fleetwood Walker is credited with being the first black player in the history of major-league baseball.
Arthur Ashe is the first black tennis player.
I'm pretty sure it was Jackie Robinson.
Earl Lloyd was first black NBA player, Chuck Cooper was the first black player to be drafted, and Nat Clifton was the first black player to sign a contract with an NBA team.
There have been 6 black players play for the New York Rangers On Dec. 23 1998 Rumun Ndur became the first black player to play in an NHL game for the Rangers. Art Dorrington became the first black player to sign a contract with an NHL team when he signed with the Rangers in 1950 but never made it to the NHL. The other 5 black players in order of first appearance are: Jason Doig, Sandy McCarthy (yes he's black), Anson Carter, Kevin Weekes and Nigel Dawes
Tony McKegney was the first black player for the Sabres.