African-Americans on the World Series Mound: A Little Quiz [Cheat Sheet]

Who was the last African-American pitcher to earn a winning decision in a World Series game?  [Darren Oliver, Texas 2011]

Who was the first African-American ever to pitch in a World Series game?  [Satchel Paige, Cleve. 1948]

Which African-American pitcher has appeared in the most World Series (5)? [Dave Stewart]

Name the Hall of Fame manager who started African-American pitchers in Games 6 & 7 of the same World Series.  [Dick Williams, Oakland 1972, Vida Blue & John “Blue Moon” Odom]

Brooklyn’s Don Newcombe threw a five-hit complete game in his 1949 World Series debut. What five-time Yankee All-Star out-dueled him in that memorable Game1?  [Allie Reynolds]

Who was the last African-American starting pitcher to earn a winning World Series decision for a National League team? [Bob Gibson, St. Louis 1968 – no shit!!]

True or False? Vida Blue earned a 7-out save in his initial World Series appearance. [True, Game 1, 1972]
Who is the only African-American to pitch in the World Series for a National League team in the 1990’s?  [Terrell Wade, Atlanta 1996]

Which African-American pitcher has appeared in three World Series for three different teams? [Grant Jackson, Balt. 1971, NYY 1976, Pitt. 1979]

Which was the first MLB team to utilize two African-American pitchers in the same World Series? [Pittsburgh Pirates 1971, Dock Ellis & Bob Veale]


Since Dwight Gooden started Game 5 of the 1986 World Series for the Mets, who is the only African-American pitcher to start a World Series game for a National League team?  [Edwin Jackson, St. Louis 2011]