Lawrence Eugene Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003) was an American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball (MLB) who was the second black player to break baseball's color barrier. A native of Camden, South Carolina and three-sport all-state athlete while in high school in Paterson, New Jersey, Doby accepted a basketball scholarship from Long Island University. At 17 years of age, he began professionally playing baseball with the Newark Eagles as the team's second baseman. Doby joined the United States Navy during World War II. His military service complete, Doby returned to baseball in 1946, and along with teammate Monte Irvin, helped the Eagles win the Negro League World Series.
Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926), nicknamed "Newk", is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949–51 and 1954–58), Cincinnati Reds (1958–60) and Cleveland Indians (1960).
Monford Merrill "Monte" Irvin (born February 25, 1919) is a former left fielder and right fielder in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball (MLB) who played with the Newark Eagles (1938–42, 46–48), New York Giants (1949–55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). He grew up in New Jersey and was a standout football player at Lincoln University. Irvin left Lincoln to spend several seasons in Negro league baseball. His career was interrupted by military service from 1943 to 1945.
Francis Oliver "Fran" Matthews (November 2, 1916 – August 24, 1999) was a baseball first baseman in the Negro Leagues. Matthews was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended the prestigious Rindge Technical School. By the time he graduated in 1935, Matthews ability as one of the best baseball players in the Greater Boston area led to him being recognized as the first black captain of the Rindge Baseball team.
Leon Day (October 30, 1916 – March 13, 1995) was an American right-handed pitcher in the Negro leagues. He played for the Baltimore Black Sox, the Brooklyn & Newark Eagles, and the Baltimore Elite Giants.
George "Mule" Suttles (March 31, 1901 – July 9, 1966) was an American first baseman and outfielder in Negro league baseball, most prominently with the Birmingham Black Barons, St. Louis Stars and Newark Eagles. Best known for his power hitting, Suttles was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Robert Wilson (February 22, 1925 in Dallas, Texas – April 23, 1985) was a professional baseball player. He played in three games in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 1958 season, two as a pinch hitter and one as a right fielder. In five at bats that season, he had just one hit.
Raymond Emmitt Dandridge (August 31, 1913 – February 12, 1994), nicknamed "Hooks" and "Squat", was an American third baseman in baseball's Negro leagues. Dandridge excelled as a third baseman and he hit for a high batting average. By the time that Major League Baseball was racially integrated, Dandridge was considered too old to play in the major leagues. He worked as a major league scout after his playing career ended. In 1999, Dandridge was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and, late in his life, Dandridge was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Willie James Wells (August 10, 1906 - January 22, 1989), nicknamed "The Devil", was an American baseball player. He was a shortstop who played from 1924-48 for various teams in the Negro leagues and in Latin America. He is a member of the baseball halls of fame in the United States, Cuba and Mexico.
Terris Chester McDuffie (May 22, 1910 – April 29, 1968) was an African American professional baseball player. Listed at 6' 1" (1.85 m), 200 lb. (91 kg), he batted and threw right handed.
Marvin D. Price (April 5, 1932 - July 21, 2013) was a Negro League baseball player. He was one of the youngest players in Negro League history, suiting up for the Chicago American Giants at just 14 years old in 1946. He later played for the Cleveland Buckeyes and Newark Eagles from 1949 to 1952.
Theodore Roosevelt (Ted) Page (April 22, 1903 - December 1, 1984), nicknamed "Terrible Ted", was an American baseball player. From 1923 to 1937, Page played for numerous Negro league teams, including the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Allen Henry "Jake" Spearman was an African-American baseball third baseman in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1935 to 1946 with several teams. Three of his brothers, Charles, Clyde, and Willie played in the Negro Leagues.
Jonas Donald "Lefty" Gaines (January 9, 1914 - ?) was an American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played professionally from 1937 to 1953 with several teams. He pitched in three East-West All-Star Games, 1942, 1946, and 1950. Gaines also pitched in the Cuban League and the Pacific League.
Charles "Hooks" Beverly (January 6, 1899 – March, 1981) was an African-American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1925 to 1936 with several teams.
Earl Ashby (born 1921) is a former Cuban baseball catcher in the Negro Leagues. He played professionally from 1945 to 1950. Ashby played in the Provincial League in 1950 with the Drummondville Cubs and the St. Jean Braves. Ashby also played with the Cleveland Buckeyes, Birmingham Black Barons, Homestead Grays, and the Newark Eagles.
Ulysses "Joe" "Buster" Brown (1920 - September 7, 1942) was an American baseball catcher in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1937 to 1942 with the Newark Eagles, Chicago American Giants, and the Cincinnati Clowns. Brown died in a car accident on September 7, 1942. Smoky Owens also died, while Eugene Bremmer, Herman Watts, Alonzo Boone, and Wilbur Hayes were also injured.
Charles Leon Ruffin (February 11, 1912 – August 14, 1970) was an American catcher in Negro league baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Eagles, Newark Eagles, Pittsburgh Crawfords, and Philadelphia Stars between 1935 and 1946.
Robert Lee "Scoolboy" Griffith (October 1, 1912 - November 8, 1977) was an American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played professionally from 1934 to 1951 with several teams. He pitched in three East-West All-Star Games, 1935, 1948, and 1949.
Leonard Curtis "Lennie" Pearson (May 23, 1918 – December 7, 1980) was an American baseball first baseman in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1937 to 1949, playing mostly with the Newark Eagles.
Leniel Charlie Hooker (June 28, 1919 – December 18, 1977) was an American pitcher in Negro league baseball. He played from 1940 to 1951.
John Howard Davis (February 6, 1917 – November 17, 1982) was an American outfielder in Negro league baseball. He played between 1940 and 1954.
Clarence Charles Isreal (February 15, 1918 – April 12, 1987) was an American Negro league baseball player. Isreal played for the Newark Eagles and Homestead Grays between 1940 and 1947.
Robert A. Harvey (May 28, 1918 – June 27, 1992) was an American outfielder in Negro league baseball. He played for the Newark Eagles, Birmingham Black Barons, and Houston Eagles between 1943 and 1950.
Rufus Lewis (December 13, 1919 – December 17, 1999) was an American pitcher in Negro league baseball. He played between 1936 and 1952.