QUIZ: Name the first African American player for each MLB franchise


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On April 15th, 1947, the color barrier in Major League Baseball was famously broken. Can you name the 18 African American players who first played for each MLB franchise?

Clue: Team-Date of first game

Notes: Teams that relocated to a new city after already breaking the color line are not listed a second time. Expansion teams that joined MLB after 1961 had been integrated from their first game and are not listed.

Score:
0/18
Time:
5:00
BKD/4-15-47
Jackie Robinson
CLE/7-5-47
Larry Doby
STB/7-17-47
Hank Thompson
NYG/7-8-49
Monte Irvin
NYG/7-8-49
Hank Thompson
BOB/4-18-50
Sam Jethroe
CHW/5-1-51
Minnie Minoso
PHA/9-13-53
Bob Trice
CHC/9-17-53
Ernie Banks
PIT/4-13-54
Curt Roberts
STL/4-13-54
Tom Alston
CIN/4-17-54
Nino Escalera
CIN/4-17-54
Chuck Harmon
WSS/9-6-54
Carlos Paula
NYY/4-14-55
Elston Howard
PHI/4-22-57
John Kennedy
DET/6-6-58
Ozzie Virgil, Sr.
BOS/7-21-59
Pumpsie Green
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