Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the National League, and Major League baseball.
There has never been a woman, African-American or otherwise, to play Major League baseball.
1947. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball
In 1947, Dan Bankhead became the first African American pitcher in Major League Baseball under the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African-American to play major league baseball. Moses Fleetwood Walker (October 7, 1856 – May 11, 1924) was an American professional baseball catcher who is credited with being one of the first black men to play in Major League Baseball (MLB). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Fleetwood_Walker
Answer:Bud Fowler - 1878
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the Major Leagues in 1947.
His name was Jakie Robinson
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