Joseph Black was a Pitcher who was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers (1952 – ’55) when he was 28 years of age. He was traded to the Cincinatti Redlegs (1955 & ’56) and from there was traded to the Washington Senators (1957). With the Dodgers, he was the Rookie of the Year in 1952 and he was the first black Pitcher to win a World Series game, also in ’52. He was a member of 2 National League championships. He also is the recipient of an Award named for him (the Arizona Fall League MVP, known as the Joe Black Award). Joe Black died of Prostate Cancer in 2002 at the age of 78.