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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