BirthdayFebruary 8, 1924
BirthplacePlainfield, USA

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  1. About Joe Black

    Full name: Joe Black
    Also known as: Joe Black, Black, Joe
    Professions: American baseball player

  2. Joe Black Measurements

    Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

  3. Joe Black Known for

    ESPN SportsCentury (1999), 1952 World Series (1952), 1953 World Series (1953), The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

  4. Joe Black Death information

    Died: Friday, 17th of May, 2002 (Age: 78)

  5. Joe Black Biography

    Joseph Black (February 8, 1924 – May 17, 2002) was an American right-handed pitcher in Negro League and Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Redlegs, and Washington Senators who became the first black pitcher to win a World Series game, in 1952. Black died of prostate cancer at age 78.A native of Plainfield, New Jersey, he starred at Plainfield High School. Black attended on a baseball scholarship and graduated from Morgan State University in 1950 and later received an honorary doctorate from Shaw University. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He appears prominently in Roger Kahn's classic book, The Boys of Summer.

  6. Joe Black Family

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