Giants Had First All-Black Outfield In MLB

Today the San Francisco Giants visit the White House in honor of their 2010 World Series Championship. President Obama (America’s 1st black president) will recognize the Giants for their amazing season. While all baseball fans know Jackie Robinson was the first player to break the color barrier in the major leagues in 1947, most don’t know the New York Giants fielded the first all-black outfield in 1951. Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, and Hank Thompson comprised the 1st all-black outfield in Major League Baseball history. Mays and Irvin are in the Hall of Fame. Sadly Hank Thompson ended up doing a time in the Texas State Penitentiary. So talented, so many demons. Here’s a link to Hank Thompson’s bio:

http://www.baseballsblackheritage.com/?p=14

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