Campanella, Roy, 1921-1993

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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

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referencedIn Jules Tygiel, 1949-2008. Jules Tygiel Papers : papers 1944-1990. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Kahn, Roger, 1927-. Roger Kahn Papers : papers 1936-2004. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Smith, Wendell, 1914-1972. [Wendell Smith papers : c1943-1961]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn [Player file : Campanella, Roy, 1948- / compiled by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y.] National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn National Baseball Hall of Fame Scrapbook : scrapbook, 1969. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. Jackie Robinson papers, 1934-2001 (bulk 1947-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harlem Branch YMCA. Harlem YMCA photographs, 1920s-1970s (bulk 1940s-1960s). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965. Papers of Branch Rickey, 1890-1969 (bulk 1936-1965) Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Federal Trade Commission. 1903 - 1997. Docketed Case Files. 1915 - 1972. Docket # 8463. 1915 - 1972. Roy Campanella
referencedIn Jackie Robinson Papers, 1934-2001, (bulk 1947-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965. Branch Rickey papers, 1890-1969 (bulk 1936-1965) Library of Congress
referencedIn Branch Rickey Papers, 1890-1969, (bulk 1936-1965) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hank Aaron 1934 - . Hank Aaron Scrapbooks : scrapbooks, 1958 - 1974. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Pennington, Art, 1923-. [Art Pennington Scrapbook, 1940-1959 / compiled by Art Pennington.]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Harlem YMCA photographs., 1920s-1970s., (bulk 1940s-1960s) University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
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associatedWith Hank Aaron 1934 - . person
associatedWith Harlem Branch YMCA. corporateBody
associatedWith Jules Tygiel, 1949-2008. person
associatedWith Kahn, Roger, 1927- person
associatedWith Pennington, Art, 1923- person
correspondedWith Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. person
associatedWith Smith, Wendell, 1914-1972. person
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Birth 1921-11-19

Death 1993-06-26

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