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Moses Fleetwood "Fleet" Walker
Birth: Oct. 7, 1856
Death: May 11, 1924

One of the first African-Americans to play Major League Baseball. Mr. Walker was the first African American to play major league baseball. In 1883, he joined the Toledo (Ohio) Blue Stockings, which joined the American Association the following year under the name of the "Toledos". The city of Toledo fielded an American Association team into the '40's under several names, the most famous of which was the Toledo Mud Hens. With the demise of the American Association, they joined the International League with which they are still affiliated. By 1889, blacks were uniformly barred from the high minor leagues and major leagues until 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. During his career, Mr. Walker also played for Oberlin College and The University of Michigan. (bio by: Joe Hendrikx) 
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Steubenville
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot V
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Mairbair57
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014

- Diane LM
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
Dear Mr. Walker,I heard your story for the first time last week and again tonight. I'm sorry that people were so ignorant that you couldn't play and I'm more sorry that no one has recognized you. You are remembered and thought of. You were a pioneer. ...(Read more)
- Heidi Dietrich
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014
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