Was the first black Baseball Player to play in the major leagues Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers or Fleetwood Walker of the Toledo Bluestockings?
Moses Fleetwood Walker played 42 games for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association in 1884. The American Association, at the time, was considered a major league.… Moses Walker had a brother, Welday Walker, who played 5 games for the Blue Stockings in 1884. Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball during the 'modern era'. His career spanned 1947-1956 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. (MORE)