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Joe Black
Original name: Joseph Black
Birth: Feb. 6, 1924
Plainfield
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 17, 2002
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues when he made his Major League debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on May 1, 1952. For six seasons, he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1952 to 1955, Cincinnati Reds in 1956 and Washington Senators in 1957. In 1952, he won National League Rookie of the Year Award and was also noted for being the first African American pitcher to win a World Series game. He ended his career with 30 wins, 12 loss, 222 strikeouts and a 3.91 earned run average. After baseball, he taught health and physical education and later became an executive with Greyhound Bus Corporation. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Joseph Black (1900 - 1974)

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Scotch Plains
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: May 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6427531
Joe Black
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Joe Black
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Joe Black
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- Thomas
 Added: Feb. 6, 2015
On this date 62 years ago -- Oct. 1, 1952 -- Joe Black, normally a reliever. pitched a complete-game victory as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-2 to take Game 1 of the World Series before 34,861 at Ebbets Field. Black, 28, thus became the...(Read more)
- Ron
 Added: Oct. 1, 2014
Brooklyn Dodger 1952-55...Rest in Peace
- Rodney Belcher
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014
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