They were 1st

They were 1st

This week we continue our celebration of Black History Month, looking back at the impact of African Americans on our National Pastime with "Baseball Firsts”.

In 1878 - Bud Fowler would become the first known professional black player on an integrated team when he plays in Lynn (IA) exhibition games.

On May 1st 1884 – Moses Fleetwood Walker would become the first black major league player, playing with Toledo of the American Association.

October 1st, 1885 – The Cuban Giants who were formed by Frank P. Thompson would become the first group of organized players on a black team.

July of 1903 - Dan McClellan would become the first black pitcher to throw a perfect game for the Cuban X Giants -