OTHER NEWCOMERS

The most important non-African-American group for whom Jackie Robinson opened new opportunities was the Latinos, especially players from Central America and the Dominican republic, where baseball had been popular since the early 20th Century. More recently, Asians, too, have made their appearance against male teams in exhibition games.

Larry Doby

Larry Doby, Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians outfielder and first black American Leaguer, 1940s and 1950s

Al Oliver

Al Oliver, outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates and other clubs from the 1960s to the 1980s

Felipe Alou

Felipe Alou, from the Dominican Republic, was one of the best of the new crop of Latin...

On Breaking In...

Felipe Alou, San Francisco Giants and other big-league clubs

Integrating the Club House...

Felipe Alou, Dominican Republic, outfielder for San Francisco Giants 1958-1962...

On Specific Latin Problems

Felipe Alou, from the Dominican Republic, was one of the best of the new crop of Latin...

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clamente, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, was the first great Latin ballplayer and the...

On Roberto Clemente

Al Oliver, Pittsburgh Pirates

Cito Gaston

Al Widmar, former major-league pitcher, on Cito Gaston, a Mexican-American from...

Women's Baseball

Bill (Spaceman) Lee, Boston Red Sox pitcher and son of a member of the Women's...

 

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