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Baseball Player
    (October 7, 1856-May 11, 1924)
    Played for the Toledo Blue Stockings (1884)
    First African American to play major league baseball
    He is not recognized as the first African American to play major league baseball.
    Because of racism his major league career was cut short.
    He was banned from major league baseball following a 'gentleman's agreement' of baseball owners organized by player Cap Anson.
    Toledo's star pitcher said 'He was the best catcher I ever worked with, but I disliked a Negro and whenever I had to pitch to him I used to pitch anything I wanted without looking at his signals.'
    He caught bare-handed.
    He played in the minors until 1890 after being released by Toledo.
    He formed the first all-African American battery in 1887 when he caught for black pitcher George Washington Stovey.
    He attended Oberlin College and the University of Michigan.
    He was an inventor who held several patents for an exploding artillery shell.

Credit: Jon Mullich


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