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Moments in time On This Day … In 1920 the Negro Baseball League was founded.
Moses Fleetwood Walker, possibly the first African American major league baseball player. National Baseball Hall of Fame / Wikipedia
Black baseball pioneer Octavius V. Catto 1839 – 1871, Broadbent and Phillips, Albumen silver print, 1871, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Rube Foster – Former Negro League Pitcher, Manager and Executive. Also a former Boston Red Sox pitcher from the 20th century.
Keokuk, Iowa, baseball club featuring Bud Fowler, 1885, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams. Identifications: Back row: Schomberg, O’Brien, Bud Fowler, Corcoran, Decker. Middle row: Harrington. Front row: Kennedy, Van Dyke, Dugdale, Hudson, Harter. National Baseball Library / Wikipedia
The two opposing teams line up at the 1924 Colored World Series J.E. Mille[r], K.C./ Wikipedia