The first known American to be paid for playing baseball is Jim Creighton, who started playing baseball in the 1850s. Creighton was renowned for his skill as a pitcher and batter, making him a highly desirable player, and in the 1860s, the Excelsiors of Brooklyn paid hi...
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American player to appear in the major leagues. Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers at the age of 28.
There is no one player who receives the lowest salary; however, as of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, the minimum salary for players on a Major League roster is $507,500. This salary is negotiated as part of MLB's collective bargaining agreement, or CBA. It is a ...
At just 15 years of age, Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds was the youngest player to ever appear in a Major League Baseball game. His appearance took place on June 10, 1944, not even two months prior to his 16th birthday.
As of August 2014, the minimum salary for minor league baseball players is $11,490, according to Sports Illustrated. Salaries vary by player and team and are dependent on contractual terms and other factors.
Calculate a baseball player’s ERA or earned run average, by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched, and multiply by nine. ERA represents the average number of earned runs pitchers give up per nine-inning game and is the primary measu...
Many people assume Jackie Robinson was the first African American professional baseball player, but in actuality, America's very first black professional baseball player was a man named William Edward White, who played one game for the Providence Grays in 1879. Not only...