Joe Black

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Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
Plainfield, NJ
Death Date
May 17, 2002 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
Plainfield, NJ
Death Date
May 17, 2002 (78)

About

Former professional right-handed pitcher who played in the Negro Leagues and the major leagues.

Before Fame

He graduated from Morgan State University, where he played baseball on scholarship.

Trivia

He became the first black pitcher to win a game in the World Series, a complete game victory against the New York Yankees in 1952.

Family Life

His sister Ruby was so overcome with emotion when he beat the Yankees in the World Series that she fainted in the stands.

Associated With

He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the Brooklyn Dodgers.