Jackie Robinson While this answer is technically correct, the first player from the Negro Leagues to be elected the the Baseball Hall of Fame, and did not play in the Major Leagues, was Josh Gibson, who was elected, along with Buck Leonard, in 1972, by the special committee on Negro Leagues.
I believe it was a man by the name of Eddie Klepp in 1946 signed by the Cleveland Buckeyes.
for being the first African-American baseball player to play in the major leagues.
becoming the first black player in the major leagues
Jackie Robinson is the first African America to play in the majors.
Jackie Roberson. A new movie is out on him and it is worth watching.
He was a very good baseball player and the first to break the color barrier in professional baseball. Prior to his contract, there were separate leagues.
The first black baseball player elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown was Jackie Robinson in 1962. In 1971, Satchel Paige was the first elected primarily for his career in the Negro Leagues.
Because he was the first African American player in baseball history
In 1971, Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player ever to be elected into the National Hall of Fame. He was also the first black baseball player to be recruited to play for Major League Baseball. Prior to joining Major League Baseball, he played and excelled in the Negro Leagues, when separate leagues were common. He wore the number 42, and every year on Jackie Robinson Day, every player in the MLB wears a jersey with 42 in his honor and memory.
The first player from the negro leagues to play major league baseball was back in 1947 by Jackie Robinson.
He served in the military for two years.He then becoame a baseball player in the Negro Leagues. In 1947 he became the first black player in the Major League.
Jackie Robinson, was the first African American Baseball Player to make it to the Major Leagues. Breaking the color barrier.
JACKIE ROBINSONSigned by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first African-American baseball player to play in both the National League, and Major League baseball. Larry Doby was he first African-American player to play in the American League, signed by the Cleveland Indians eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson was signed. you are right
Who was the second black player to play in the modern major leagues and the first to do so in the American League?
Bud Fowler became the first African American to play as a professional baseball player, but not the major leagues. Despite many believing Jackie4 Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball, it was actually a man named Moses Fleetwood Walker who was first. Jackie Robinson was the first in the modern era of MLB.
The big 2 in minor leagues is the AA and the AAA, but there are tons of leagues in minor league baseball. But first you might have to go play college baseball to appl for the minors i believe. keep researching an you'll find out sooneror later!
The first MLB player born in Puerto Rico was pitcher Hiram Bithorn, born in Santurce, who played his first MLB game on April 15, 1942 for the Chicago Cubs.
Jackie Robinson played for the Negro League, but on April 15, 1947, was called to play in the big leagues, making him the first black big league baseball player.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player in the major leagues. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers starting in 1947.