Roy Campanella

About Roy Campanella

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Roy Campanella, born on November 19, 1921 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, was an American professional baseball player. He became the first African-American catcher in Major League Baseball history upon joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. Campanella died on June 26, 1993 in Los Angeles, California.

8 time All-Star

3 time NL MVP

242 career home runs

856 runs batted in

1969 – Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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