Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, he became the first inductee from the Negro Leagues.
He built a contraption to allow him to carry more bags at once when he was working at the train station, and calling it a dime a bag.
He was the oldest rookie to play Major League Baseball at the age of forty-two, and he would play until the age of forty-seven.
He became a father when he was forty-two with the birth of Pamela Jean.
He played against Joe Dimaggio right before he joined the Yankees.