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Jackie Robinson made headlines when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Three months later, Larry Doby became the second African American to sign a contract in the league when the Cleveland Indians. He was the first player to jump from the Negro Leagues to the majors and along with teammate Satchel Paige, they were the first black players on a World series championship team in 1948. They were members of the Cleveland Indians that overcame the Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3.

Lou Brock 
Southern University

…once led the major leagues in stolen bases …Major League Baseball named annual Base Steals Award after him  
Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals


Andre Dawson
Florida A&M University

…All-Star was one of the top players in NCAA II baseball …National League MVP & Rookie of the Year
Drafted by the Montreal Expos

Larry Doby  
Virginia Union University

…power hitting center fielder was the second Black player drafted into in the Major Leagues behind Jackie Robinson
Drafted by the Cleveland Indians

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