Answer:Bud Fowler - 1878
He is credited as the first African-American professional baseball player.
He was the first African American Professional Baseball player and he broke the color barrier for baseball.
Octavius Catto was a baseball player in the 19th century in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In MLB, that was Frank Robinson who was named player/manager of the Cleveland Indians in 1975.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Player of the Year Award was created in 1945.
There was no African American champion at the 1956 French Open.