Minoso went on to become an All-Star left fielder with the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox. As the first black Cuban in the major leagues and the first black player in White Sox history, he was one of the first Latin Americans to play in an MLB All-Star Game as a rookie in 1951. Minoso died at age 70 in Miami due to complications from kidney disease.
Tony Taylor became the second black player to play for the White Sox in 1958. A right-handed hitter, Taylor played only 46 games during that season due to injuries. He finished with a.272 average, six home runs and 29 RBIs.
There were no more black players until 1968 when John Henry Johnson Jr. made his debut with the White Sox. A left-handed hitter, Johnson had a career batting average of.275 with two home runs and 26 RBIs in 99 games.
Black players have been involved with the team since then. In 1989, Kenny Lofton became the first black manager of a major league team when he managed the White Sox for 100 games that season. In 1992, Ozzie Guillén became the first black manager in franchise history when he took over as manager of the White Sox. Under his leadership, they had a record of 448-480 (.476). In 1995, Eric Davis became the first black player to join a World Series roster when he participated in Games 3 and 4 of the Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves. He hit.
Minnie Minoso spent 12 seasons with the White Sox over the course of five decades. In 1951, the seven-time All-Star was named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News. In 1983, his number was retired. Luis Aparicio played ten seasons for the White Sox and was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1956.
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Aparicio, the first and only Venezuelan-born player with a Cooperstown plaque, debuted with the White Sox in 1956, and his game-changing speed helped repopularize the stolen base.
He was born Juan Vicente Aparicio in Caracas on January 1st, 1931. He moved to Puerto Rico at a very young age where he learned to play baseball. There he became known as "Vic" or "The Little Thunderbolt". In 1952, when he was 18 years old, he was recruited by the Chicago White Sox to play second base. During his time with the White Sox, he played every single position except for pitcher and catcher. In 1956, his great season, he led the league in steals with 90 thefts. After his retirement in 1962, he worked as a coach for several teams including the Venezuela National Team. In 1989, he received both the National Baseball Hall of Fame vote and the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) vote but wasn't elected. In 2007, the Venezuelan Baseball Federation created a special committee to consider whether or not to grant Aparicio the title of "Great", which would have made him the first person to receive this honor.
After thinking it over for several days, the committee decided to give him this title. So now he is called "The Great Aparicio".
Famous Baseball Firsts by Larry Doby Black
|Black Famous Baseball Firsts In Chronological Order|
|08-13-1948||Satchel Paige is the first black pitcher in an American League game: Cleveland Indians (he shuts out Chicago).|
|10-09-1948||Larry Doby is the first black player to hit a home run in a World Series game.|
On July 5, 1947, less than three months after Robinson's debut in the National League, Larry Doby pinch-hit in the seventh inning of the Cleveland Guardians' (then known as the Cleveland Indians) game against the Chicago White Sox, becoming the American League's first black player. The White Sox were leading 1-0 at the time, but the Guardians scored four runs in the bottom of the frame to win 4-1. Doby went on to have a very successful career with the Indians, finishing with a.275 average, 30 home runs and 102 RBIs.
In today's MLB, many players from single-A up through the majors are usually called up when rosters expand in September and October. This is not always the case, however. From 1876 until 1961, there was no World Series championship game played between the winners of the National League and American Leagues. So the best way for teams to get better is by trading players or even opening their doors to allow other clubs to pick them off in what is now known as "the expansion draft".
The AL decided early on that they weren't going to let this barrier stand in their way, however, and over the course of its first seven seasons teams in the league traded players with both NL and independent (now defunct) leagues teams. The first such trade took place on August 8, 1901, when the Boston Americans acquired Joe Kelley from the Brooklyn Dodgers of the New York State League.
This is a list of Colombian baseball players who have played in Major League Baseball. Lou Castro was the first Colombian to play in the big leagues, but it would be more than seventy years until another made it. Active players in the league are shown in bold. 'Lou Castro.' baseball-reference.com/players/lou-castro-1.html.
Castro came to America at age 17 in 1949 to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He spent three seasons with them, batting.272 with nine homers and 74 RBIs. After his time with the Dodgers, he went on to play four more seasons in the minor leagues before retiring after the 1952 season at the age of 21. He had compiled a.275 average with one hundred twenty-two RBIs and ten homeruns.
After Castro, there was no one else for many decades. But now there are several talented players coming out of Colombia who could one day play in the major leagues. Yasiel Puig is probably the best known player from Colombia, although not all fans know that he comes from Medellin, which is outside of Bogota. Between 2008 and 2011, five other players from Colombia played in the major leagues. Three of these players (Luis Valbuena, Jesús Aguilar, and Esmil Rogers) played for the Chicago Cubs, while the other two (Álvaro Morón and Jordan Schafer) played for the Minnesota Twins.