Baseball Segregation


The American League is created

January 28, 1901

Ty Cobb stabs an African-American hotel watchman.

march 22,1909

Jimmy Claxton temporarily broke the professional baseball color line when he played two games for the Oaks of the Pacific Coast League.

May 28, 1916

The Negro National League was established

February 13, 1920

The Eagles were part of the Negro League

march 21 ,1936 - November 17 1948

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is formed.

September 17, 1943

Robinson made his major league debut

April 15, 1947

Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base.

April 15, 1947

The segregation of professional baseball lasted until

September 19, 1947

Robinson retired

July 12, 1957