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Buck O'Neil
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O'Neil became the first black coach in the major leagues in 1962 when the Cubs signed him to work with their infielders. Former Monarch owner, Tom Baird, praised O'Neil:

"O'Neil was a real leader. All the players respected him. He gave sound advice and seldom raised his voice when a player made a mistake. He's a credit to baseball and deserves the honor of becoming the first Negro coach in major league baseball."

Atlanta Black Crackers Charlie Neal

Baltimore Elite Giants Joe Black, Roy Campanella, Jim (Junior) Gilliam, Dave Hoskins

Birmingham Black Barons Bill Freason, Jehosie Heard, Willie Mays, Artie Wilson

Chicago American Giants Jim Pendleton, Joe Taylor

Cleveland Buckeyes Sam Jones, Sam Jethroe, Al Smith, Quincy Trouppe

Homestead Grays Luke Easter, Luis Marquez, Bob Trice

Indianapolis Clowns Henry Aaron, Paul Casanova, Sam Hairston, Larry Raines, George Smith, John Wyatt

Kansas City Monarchs George Altman, Gene Baker, Ernie Banks, Frank Barnes, Ike Brown, Willard Brown, J.C. Hartman, Pancho Herrera, Elston Howard, Connie Johnson, Lou Johnson, Hank Mason, Satchel Paige, Curt Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Hank Thompson, Bob Thurman

Memphis Red Sox Dan Bankhead, Bob Boyd, Vibert Clark

Newark Eagles Larry Dolby, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe

New York Black Yankees George Crowe

New York Cubans Edmundo (Sandy) Amoros, Orestes (Minnie) Minoso, Ray Noble, Hector Rodriguez, Jose Santiago, Pat Scantlebury

Philadelphia Stars James Clarkson, Charles Peete, Henry (Suitcase) Simpson

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* Source: The Negro Baseball Leagues by Phil Dixon

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