Campanella, Roy, 1921-1993Alternative names
Roy "Campy" Campanella (b. Nov. 19, 1921, Philadelphia, Pa.-d. June 26, 1993, Woodland Hills, Calif.), led National League catchers in putouts six times, and clubbing 242 home runs in his 10-year Major League career. From 1948 to 1957, Roy Campanella was securely anchored behind home plate for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He caught in five World Series, won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 1951, 1953, and 1955, and was the first black catcher in Major League Baseball history. In 1969, he joined baseball’s elite with his induction into the Hall of Fame.
From the description of Campanella, Roy, 1921-1993 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10571441