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The 29 greatest African-American baseball players of all time

Yardbarker Logo By Matt Whitener of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 31: A 25-time All-Star, Aaron endures as one of the most accomplished players in the history of the sport. "The Hammer" holds the all-time records for runs batted in, extra-base hits and total bases. However, his most famous accomplishment remains passing Babe Ruth atop baseball’s all-time career home runs list, an effort he reached amid great turmoil, criticism and often racially motivated peril. His record of 755 homers stood for 33 years.

Hank Aaron

A 25-time All-Star, Aaron endures as one of the most accomplished players in the history of the sport. "The Hammer" holds the all-time records for runs batted in, extra-base hits and total bases. However, his most famous accomplishment remains passing Babe Ruth atop baseball’s all-time career home runs list, an effort he reached amid great turmoil, criticism and often racially motivated peril. His record of 755 homers stood for 33 years.

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