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Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella, nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primarily as a catcher. The Philadelphia native played for the Negro leagues and Mexican League for several seasons before moving into the minor leagues in 1946. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 1948. His playing career ended in 1958 when he was paralyzed by an automobile accident. Widely considered to have been one of the greatest catchers of the history of the game, Campanella played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s and 1950s. After his playing career, Campanella held positions in scouting and community relations with the Dodgers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. ... more on Wikipedia

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