Ernest "Ernie" Banks, nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was a Major League Baseball shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons, 1953 through 1971. He spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago Cubs.
Widely considered to have been one of the greatest catchers in the history of the game, Roy Campanella played for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1940s and 1950s, as one of the pioneers in breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. His career was cut short in 1958 when he was paralyzed in an automobile accident.
Buck O'Neil was the first African American coach in Major League Baseball. Before that he played first base and coached for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. He was an incredible man and the best ambassador baseball ever had.
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