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History of Segregation of Baseball

  • Baseball is officially created

    West Point cadet Abner Doubleday "invented" baseball. he is said to have invented it while he was in Cooperstown, New York, even though according to his diaries, he had never visited there.
  • Formation of National Association of Base Ball Players

    National Assiociiation of Baseball Players was formed, and baseball had become a business.
  • No more African-American Baseball Players

    In December of 1867, they voted tp not admit any team in the league that "may be composed of one or more colored persons".
  • Mose "Fleetwood" Walker

    He is credited for being the first black major league player after signing with a team in Toledo, even though the American Association was just beginning and the National League was just more prestigous
  • First all black baseball team

    The Cuban Giants, founded in Babylon, New York, was the first all black baseball team created
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson Case

    In this case, they made the "separate but equal" rule
  • Negro National League

    The Negro National League was created
  • The Great Depression

    In 1929, the stock market had crashed and that was during the time of the Great Depression
  • Jackie Robinson discovered

    In the year of 1947, Jackie Robinso was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and was the first African-American baseball player in the major league
  • Major League Baseball desegregated

    MLB was now desegregated, and white and black players could both play in the major league