Roy Campanella

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Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 26, 1993 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 26, 1993 (71)

About

Hall of Fame catcher who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948 to 1957; he was an 8-time All-Star, 3-time National League MVP, and helped lead the Dodgers to a World Series Championship in 1955.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at 16 to play in the Negro League.

Trivia

His baseball career was tragically cut short when a 1958 car accident left him partially paralyzed.

Family Life

Was married three times, to Bernice Ray, Ruthe Willis, and Roxie Doles, and had five children along the way.

Associated With

Along with Jackie Robinson, he was one of the first black players to break the baseball color line.