Moses Fleetwood Walker

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Birthday
7, 1857
Birthplace
Mount Pleasant, OH
Death Date
May 11, 1924 (66)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1857
Birthplace
Mount Pleasant, OH
Death Date
May 11, 1924 (66)

About

The first black player in baseball who took the field decades before Jackie Robinson, and several years before the color line in baseball was drawn.

Before Fame

He played baseball at Oberlin College, where his outstanding performance got him an invitation to the University of Michigan - and there Walker experienced his first taste of prejudice.

Trivia

He joined the Major League in 1884, and after a game against the Louisville Eclipse, the Louisville newspapers complained about his inclusion.

Family Life

He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, the third oldest son of Moses, a cooper turned doctor and minister.

Associated With

Unlike Jackie Robinson, he had no ambitions to challenge the status quo in baseball's segregation.