Brian H. Waters All-Time and Current All African-American MLB Team

First African-American MLB Player

Every year, we celebrate Jackie Robinson, the first African-American MLB player. In 2007, Ken Griffey Jr. talked with then commissioner Bud Selig about celebrating Robinson by wearing the number 42 every April 15th. As the tradition continues, I decided to put together my all-time all African-American MLB team. This includes guys I would select at to start at each position, followed by a backup player and finishing with a current player.

Starting Pitcher

Bob Gibson

1969: Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait in 1969. (Photo by Louis Requena/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

 

 

9-time All-Star,

2-time CY Young Award winner,

2-time World Series Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Satchel Paige

2 MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

Active Member

Chris Archer

2015 MLB All-Star

Catcher

Starter

Roy Campanella

World Series Champion

8-Time MLB All-Star

3 Time NL MVP

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Charles Johnson
2-time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

4-time Gold Glove Winner

Current N/A

 

1st Baseman

Starter

Eddie Murray

8-time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

3-Time Gold Glove Winner

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Willie McCovey
6-Time MLB All-Star

NL MVP

NL Rookie of the Year

Current

Chris Carter
NL Home Run Leader in 2016

2nd Baseman

Starter

Jackie Robinson

6-time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

NL MVP

MLB Rookie of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Joe Morgan
10-time MLB All-Star

2-Time World Series Champion

2-Time NL MVP

Current

Brandon Phillips
3-Time MLB All-Star

4-Time Gold Glove Winner

Silver Slugger Award

Shortstop

Starter

Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, of THE CHICAGO CUBS, back in his playing days.

14-Time MLB All-Star

2-Time NL MVP

Gold Glove Award Winner

Backup

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Jeter

14-Time MLB All-Star

5-Time World Series Champion

World Series MVP

Current

Addison Russell

MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

Third Baseman

Starter

Bobby Bonilla

6-Time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

3-Time Silver Slugger Award Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Terry Pendleton

MLB All-Star

NL MVP

3-Time Gold Glove Award Winner

Current

N/A

Right Field

Starter

Hank Aaron

20-Time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

NL MVP

 

 

 

Backup

Tony Gwynn

15-Time MLB All-Star

8-Time NL Batting Champion

5-Time Gold Glove Award Winner

Andrew McCutchen

5-Time MLB All-Star

NL MVP

4-Time Silver Slugger Award Winner

Centerfield

Starter

Ken Griffery Jr.

13-Time MLB All-Star

AL MVP

10-Time Gold Glove Award Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Willie Mays

20-Time MLB-Star

World Series Champion

2-Time NL MVP

Current

Adam Jones

5-Time MLB All-Star

4-Time Gold Glove Award Winner

Silver Slugger Award Winner

Leftfield

Starter

Barry Bonds

14-Time MLB All-Star

7-Time NL MVP

762 Career Home Runs (MLB Record)

73 Home Runs in Single-Season (MLB Record)

 

 

 

 

 

Backup

Frank Robinson

14-Time MLB All-Star

2-Time World Series Champion

AL, NL MVP

Triple Crown Award Winner

Current

Chris Young

MLB All-Star

Designated Hitter

Starter

Frank Thomas

5-Time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

2-Time AL MVP

 

 

Backup

Harold Baines

6-Time MLB All-Star

World Series Champion

Silver Slugger Award Winner

Current

Giancarlo Stanton

3-Time MLB All-Star

Silver Slugger Award Winner

Hank Aaron Award Winner

Manager

Cito Gaston

2-Time World Series Champion

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Waters
Brian H. Waters is currently a broadcaster, writer and social media manager for Fox Sports 1340AM Hopewell, Virginia. He is also the Co-Host and Co-CEO of the Wrestling Wrealm. He and his co-host Dwayne Allen talk about professional wrestling with Superior Wrestling Intellect. In addition, he is apart of the Wrestling Summit as a co-host and lead graphics producer. He is a former production assistant at ESPN, where he worked in Sales Quality Control, Highlights, Prompting, Mike and Mike and Social Media. His intern experience includes Morgan State University Student Media, the Baltimore Sun, and the Better Business Bureau. His responsibility while interning was to shoot edit and post in a timely manner.
Brian Waters
Brian H. Waters is currently a broadcaster, writer and social media manager for Fox Sports 1340AM Hopewell, Virginia. He is also the Co-Host and Co-CEO of the Wrestling Wrealm. He and his co-host Dwayne Allen talk about professional wrestling with Superior Wrestling Intellect. In addition, he is apart of the Wrestling Summit as a co-host and lead graphics producer. He is a former production assistant at ESPN, where he worked in Sales Quality Control, Highlights, Prompting, Mike and Mike and Social Media. His intern experience includes Morgan State University Student Media, the Baltimore Sun, and the Better Business Bureau. His responsibility while interning was to shoot edit and post in a timely manner.
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