The Cuban Giants, America's First African American Sports Team (1880) The Cuban Giants were the first African-American professional baseball club. The team was originally formed in 1885 at the Argyle Hotel, a summer resort in Babylon, New York, was so skilled that they achieved victory over many of the nearby amateur "white" teams. This photo was taken after their exhibition game against the Danbury Alerts.

The Cuban Giants, America's First African American Sports Team (1880) The Cuban Giants were the first African-American professional baseball club. The team was originally formed in 1885 at the Argyle Hotel, a summer resort in Babylon, New York, was so skilled that they achieved victory over many of the nearby amateur "white" teams. This photo was taken after their exhibition game against the Danbury Alerts.

Ted Williams * Legendary Boston Red Sox baseball player who, upon his death in 2002, was cryogenically frozen by his son.

Ted Williams * Legendary Boston Red Sox baseball player who, upon his death in 2002, was cryogenically frozen by his son.

1998 World Series In 1998, the perennial champion New York Yankees set a new standard for excellence in baseball outplaying the 1927 franchise considered by most expert analysts as the greatest team ever to play the game

1998 World Series In 1998, the perennial champion New York Yankees set a new standard for excellence in baseball outplaying the 1927 franchise considered by most expert analysts as the greatest team ever to play the game

On April, 15 1985 Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns won the World Middleweight title. This is one of five weight classes that he has won a boxing title making him the first African American to win boxing titles in five different weight classes. Mr Hearns was named Ring Magazine fighter of the year in 1980 and 1984 and is best known for his fights with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Durán. | Repinned by @keilonegordon

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On April, 15 1985 Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns won the World Middleweight title. This is one of five weight classes that he has won a boxing title making him the first African American to win boxing titles in five different weight classes. Mr Hearns was named Ring Magazine fighter of the year in 1980 and 1984 and is best known for his fights with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Durán. | Repinned by @keilonegordon

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues.

Debbie Thomas  Figure Skater  First African-American to win a medal in the sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics

Debbie Thomas Figure Skater First African-American to win a medal in the sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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