(1879-1930)
ANDREW “RUBE” FOSTER
Organized the National Association of Professional Baseball clubs in 1920. Foster a former pitcher himself, devoted his life to organizing the efforts of other African American baseball players and his league was successful until 1931 when it disbanded after his death. Although the league was gone, Fosters’ legacy lived on, as the talents of African American athletes- both men and women into professional sports of all kinds, where today, they lead and excel.