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Daniel Robert Bankhead (May 3, 1920 – May 2, 1976) was the first African American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played in Negro league baseball for ...


Career: 9-5, 6.52 ERA, 111 SO, P, Dodgers 1947-1951, t:R, born in AL 1920, died 1976.


Dan's son William F. Bankhead believes that his father shortened it at some point. ..... His first came in relief of Don Newcombe at the Polo Grounds on April 28.


May 16, 2005 ... The strange case of Tallulah Bankhead. ... seventy pounds. Undaunted, she announced to her doctor, “Don't think this has taught me a lesson!


Oct 9, 2015 ...Bankhead has a great future as a pitcher in the major leagues,” Rickey told The New York Times. “I don't know how soon.” He explained that ...

Dec 23, 2009 ... Fullerton City Councilmember Don Bankhead gets confused.


Jun 4, 2016 ... A vote about whether to recall Dick Jones, Pat McKinley, and Don Bankhead from their positions as city councilors in Fullerton, California, ...


Aug 26, 2013 ... While teams had their pick of Satchel Paige or Don Newcombe, the Dodgers decided to make Bankhead the first black pitcher. He joined the ...


Dan Bankhead was born on Monday, May 3, 1920, in Empire, Alabama. Bankhead was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 26, 1947, ...

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