African American Hero of the Day

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Who was the first African-American to pitch in a World Series game?

  • He also became the first black elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • He started his baseball career with the all-black semiprofessional team, the Mobile Tigers.
  • Sporting News included him in their 1998 list of the 100 greatest baseball players of the twentieth century.
  • He died three days after he threw out the first pitch in a Kansas City Royals game.

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