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Question: Which major league stars began their careers in the Negro Leagues?


Many Negro League players began their careers with Negro League teams. The following is a list of some of the most notable players (many of them Hall-Of-Famers) and the Negro League teams with which they were associated:

Hank Aaron (Indianapolis Clowns)
Willie Mays (Birmingham Black Barons)
Jackie Robinson (Kansas City Monarchs)
Monte Irvin (Newark Eagles)
Larry Doby (Newark Eagles)
Roy Campanella (Baltimore Elite Giants)
Sam Jethroe (Cleveland Buckeyes)
Orestes “Minnie” Minoso (New York Cubans)
Leroy “Satchel” Paige (Kansas City Monarchs and many others)
Joe Black (Baltimore Elite Giants)

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