Baseball history help?

Somone asked me this question last night during the NLCS and I wasn't sure, so......maybe all you Yahooligans can help me out. Thanks!

We all know Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby were the first African American position players in each league, but who were the first African American pitchers in each league?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Dan Bankhead (Brooklyn) in the NL & Satchel Paige (Cleveland) in teh AL. I knew they were for the same teams as Robinson & Doby but always thought it was Don Newcombe in the NL until I looked it up to make sure.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I always thought it was Don Newcombe in the NL, too. I loved

    Satchel's book "Don't Look Back, Something Might be Gaining On

    You" and he pitched in 1965 with the Kansas City A's for 3 innings and later in 1969 he pitched with the Braves in Spring


  • 1 decade ago

    The first answerer is correct on this one.

  • smitty
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    by his grace is correct

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the first guy is correct......

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