Category : Sports

Sports

Satchel Paige

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Satchel Paige, byname of Leroy Robert Paige, (born July 7, 1906?, Mobile, Ala., U.S.—died June 8, 1982, Kansas City, Mo.), American professional baseball pitcher whose...
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The Homestead Grays

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The Homestead Grays was one of the most successful of the professional Negro League baseball teams.  They won ten Negro National League Titles (1937-1945, 1948)...
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Cool Papa Bell

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Cool Papa Bell, byname of James Thomas Bell, (born May 17, 1903, Starkville, Miss., U.S.—died March 7, 1991, St. Louis, Mo.), American professional baseball player,...
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Oscar Charleston

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Oscar Charleston, in full Oscar McKinley Charleston, (born October 14, 1896, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.—died October 6, 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), American baseball player and manager who...
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Buck Leonard

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Walter Fenner Leonard, (born September 8, 1907, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.—died November 27, 1997, Rocky Mount), American baseball player who was considered one of...
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Jackie Robinson

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson, (born January 31, 1919, Cairo, Georgia, U.S.—died October 24, 1972, Stamford, Connecticut), the first black baseball player to play in the American...
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John Baxter Taylor Jr

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The first African American to win an Olympic Gold Medal, John Baxter Taylor Jr. was born November 3, 1882, in Washington, D.C. He attended Central...