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Six time All-Star Bill White was named president of National League IN 1989.

Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the National League. He is the first African-American to head a major sports league.

On February 3, 1903; Jack Johnson became the first Negro Heavyweight Champion, The Negro Baseball League founded in 1920.

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