The first Mexican born player in MLB was outfielder Mel Almada, born in Huatabampo, Sonora, who played his first game for the Boston Red Sox on September 8, 1933. Almada played 7 seasons in MLB with the Red Sox, Senators, Browns, and Dodgers and ended his career with a .284 batting average.
The first latin major league baseball player was Louis Castro.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player who became the first black player in the major league of baseball
The Cincinnati reds were the first baseball club to pay a player, therefor making it the first professional team in major league baseball.
Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player in the National Baseball League.The first African-American was Moses Fleetwood Walker he played for the Toledo Blue Stockings he brother a few years later joined the club. Jackie Robinson was the best black player in the majors not the first that was just a myth.
Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first major league baseball player, or it could be Bud Fowler.
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.
Moses Fleetwood "Fleet" Walker was the first major league baseball player. I thought it was another guy, but oh well. -Anonymous Quo
That would be Ted Williams in 1966. His mother was of Mexican descent.
Jackie Robinson who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The first time a group of baseball writers were assembled to determine which player was the "most important and useful player to the club and to the league" was in 1911, and it was sponsored by the Chalmers Auto Corporation. The winners were Ty Cobb in the American League and Fred Schulte in the National League. An award of similar stature, determined by a vote of the Baseball Writers Association, was first given in 1931. The winners were 'Lefty' Grove in the American League and Frankie Frisch in the National League.
Jackie Robinson was the first black ballplayer in Major League Baseball, made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Brooklyn Dodgers Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was a baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947.
His name was Jakie Robinson