What black man first played Major League Baseball?
Moses Fleetwood Walker played the 1884 season with the Toledo Blue Stockings, which was part of the American Association -- then a major league. Walker continued to play minor league ball until 1890, when African-Americans were, officially and unofficially, banned from playing on any team with white players. Jackie Robinson ended this moratorium in 1947.
In 1878, Bud Fowler is the first known professional black player on an integrated team when he plays in Lynn, Iowa exhibition games. Moses Fleetwod "Fleet" Walker is credited by some as the first African American to play Major League baseball. He played for the Toledo Blue Stockings minor league team in 1883. The Toledo Blue Stockings became a Major League Baseball Team in 1884. Walker returned to the minor leagues in 1885 and played…
Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947, was the first black player to play major league baseball in the modern era. But it was a man named Moses Walker (b. 1856) who played back in 1884. However, some say that William Edward White was the first. He was half white and half black, and played one game in 1879.
As early as 1884 two "black" players, the Walker brothers played for Toledo in the American Association, considered a "major" league at the time. There was no "official" discrimination against Black players, however, but there was defacto segregation until Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 opening the majors to Black players.
Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play major league baseball. This was a precedent because no black people had ever played major league baseball before him. Not only was he the first black man to play in the majors, he was a phenomenal player. Hope this answers your question. this phonomenal player played baseball and let people throw things at him and call him bad names and he didnt let thet stop him.so…
What year did Jackie Robinson break the color barrier by being the first black major league baseball player?
Jackie Robinson, who began his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, was the first known black to play major league baseball in the modern era after 1900. Moses Fleetwood Walker, who played for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the old American Association, is credited with being the first black player in major league history.