Feb 23 Blk History 1st Black NYYankee

Feb 23 Blk History 1st Black NYYankee

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The National League had Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, and Maury Wills.

The American League had nobody for 13 years.

After the 1963 season, the American League finally had Elston Howard. The New York Yankees' catcher was the first black player to become the American League's Most Valuable Player.

In Howard's memory, the Yankees wore black armbands on their sleeve during the 1981 season. On July 21, 1984, ... See More

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