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Dan Robert Bankhead
Original name: Daniel Bankhead
Birth: May 3, 1920
Empire
Walker County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 2, 1976
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Empire, Alabama, he became the first African-American pitcher in Major League Baseball history when he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on August 26, 1947. Prior to his time in the major leagues, he was a prominent right hand pitcher in the Negro Baseball Leagues from 1940 to 1943, before serving in the US Military during World War II. Returning to baseball after the war, he was playing for the Memphis Red Sox when signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers. With the Brooklyn Dodgers he played in 1947, 1950 and 1951, finishing his career with 9 wins, 5 loss, 1 shutout, 4 saves, 111 strikeouts and a 6.52 earned run average. He in died in Houston, Texas, at age 65. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B Site 2651
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12200025
Dan Robert Bankhead
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Dan Robert Bankhead
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Dan Robert Bankhead
Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
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- Alan Brownsten
 Added: May. 2, 2017
RIP brotha!
- Curtis Jackson
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