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Moses Fleetwood Walker, The First African American Pro Baseball Player Long Before Jackie Robinson.

Jackie Robinson is credited for breaking the color barrier in professional baseball in 1947. However, it might be best said that he was the first to break the color barrier in the modern professional baseball era. This is because of Moses Fleetwood Walker born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio on October 7, 1856 and who would later become the first African American professional baseball player in history.

Join us today for this great, and seldom heard of and historic, baseball story – right here on History and relics.


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