The Day of Sockalexis


The 1899 Hartford Indians of the Eastern League managed by Billy Barnie, signed outfielder, Louis Sockalexis, after his historic 3-year stint on the Cleveland Spiders where he was a teammate of Cy Young. As a Native American of the Penobscot tribe (Indian Island, Maine) Sockalexis was the first minority to play Major League Baseball.

Location: Hartford, CT

Statistics: https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sockach01.shtml
SABR Bio: https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/2b1aea0a