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Baseball Integration

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947, and it took until July 21, 1959 for the 15 other teams in baseball to integrate. The following list represents teams and the first black player to appear in a game for the franchise.
 

Team Player Debut
Brooklyn Jackie Robinson 4/15/1947
Cleveland Larry Doby 7/5/1947
St. Louis AL Hank Thompson 7/17/1947
New York NL Hank Thompson 1949*
Boston NL Sam Jethroe 4/18/1950
Chicago AL Minnie Minoso 1951*
Philadelphia AL Bob Trice 9/13/1953
Chicago NL Ernie Banks 9/17/1953
Pittsburgh Curt Roberts 4/13/1954
St. Louis NL Tom Alston 4/13/1954
Cincinnati Nino Escalera 4/17/1954
Washington Carlos Paula 9/6/1954
New York AL Elston Howard 4/14/1955
Philadelphia NL John Kennedy 4/22/1957
Detroit Ozzie Virgil 1958*
Boston AL Pumpsie Green 7/21/1959

* Player made his MLB debut with another team