Detroit Tigers: Meet José Méndez, the first Afro-Cuban to play in Detroit

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The state of Michigan, as a collective for the history of Black players, has stories that go back into the late 1800s, starting with University of Michigan graduate Moses Fleetwood Walker who was the first African-American to play in a professional league. The Page Fence Giants, who played in Adrian, Michigan, were one of the…

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