A former Negro League baseball player.
The Negro League was a league founded by Ruth Foster. The Negro League let black people play baseball in their own league. The Negro League was the major league for black people. Most people do not believe this but the Negro League was rougher than the major league back around the 1900s. When Ruth Foster died the Negro League shut down. A few years later Gus Greenlee took over the Negro League. He was a manager of a team. He had the team with Sachel Paige on it. If you weren't aware he was the best Negro baseball player.
Cool Pappa Bell was a player in the old Negro League. A native of Mississippi, Bell was elected by the special Negro League committee to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
He was a Negro League manager. He also had a seat on the Negro League Board.
No, Buck McHenry was a fictional Negro League Baseball star in the book Finding Buck McHenry.
Technically, it was Jackie Robinson, who played in the Negro Leagues before he broke major league baseball's color line in 1947. But Satchel Paige's induction in 1971 was primarly for his legendary career in Negro League baseball.
The Negro League Baseball Team who had the initials BB on their uniforms were the Birmingham Black Barons
Hank Aaron was the last Negro League player to have a regular position in the Major League. Minnie Minoso was the last to actually play in a MLB game. (Two games for the White Sox in 1980.)
It was not different at all just negro is all black