You can't discuss the history of baseball without discussing every name on this list of the best black baseball players of all time. These players help tell the story of baseball since Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier and became the first black man to play in in the major leagues, and some go back even before that time.
Famous talents like Oscar Charleston and Cool Papa Bell never got the chance to show what they could do on the game's biggest stage, while legendary pitcher Satchel Paige only made it to MLB in his older years. But among the greatest African American baseball players ever are some of the best pro ballplayers ever to lace up their cleats, players such as Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Willie McCovey.
More modern stars like Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr., and Derek Jeter built their Hall of Fame-level careers walking in the footsteps of the best black ballplayers to come before them. These players are World Series champions, MVPs, Cy Young winners, and Hall of Famers, and they have made their mark on baseball in the biggest ways.
So vote for who you think is the best black professional baseball player of all time and be sure to share the list with your friends to see how they vote!