What other black legendary players helped to integrate major league baseball?

Other blacks who began playing in major league baseball included Larry Doby, Roy Campanella, and Don Newcombe. The first black player in the American League was Larry (Lawrence Eugene) Doby (1924–2003), who joined the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1947. Joining the National League were Roy “Campy” Campanella (1921–1993), who signed with the Dodgers in 1946 as catcher; and Don (Donald) “Newk” Newcombe (1926–), pitcher with the Dodgers in 1949.

Barry Bonds, who spent much of his career with the San Francisco Giants, is considered one of the greatest stars to have played the game. His honors include eight Golden Gloves, twelve Silver Sluggers, and three Hank Aaron Awards.


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