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In the history of Major League Baseball, not one player with a 'Black' surname has been inducted to its Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Two players with a 'White' surname have been inducted.

King Solomon ('Sol") White played baseball from 1887-1912 and went on to become a leading baseball executive. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a special Negro Leagues Committee in 2006. (see Sol White at Society for American Baseball Research.)

The other player with the surname 'White' in the Hall of Fame is Deacon White, who played from 1871 to 1890. He was inducted in 2013 by the Pre-Integration Era Committee. (see Deacon White at Baseball Hall of Fame.)

As of June 2020 there have been 10 professional major leaguers with a 'Black' surname and 41 'White' surnamed players (see Baseball Encyclopedia of Players)


The Blacks

Dorothy Black
Writer. Wrote over 100 romance novels. She travelled wide, and used Burma and India as inspiration to many of her novels. She became a vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association
Sue Black
Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University, a digital skills expert, social entrepreneur, consultant.
Hugo Black
When Black was 51, Franklin Roosevelt appointed him Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He served on the high court from 1937 to 1971. A much younger Black had joined the KKK in 1923. He thought KKK membership would gain him political advancement in Alabama.
Baxter Black
Cowboy poet, former large animal veterinarian and entertainer of the agricultural masses. For over 25 years he has traveled the U.S. and Canada, scattering his wit and left-handed observations to folks looking for a bright spot in their day.
Nissum Black
An American-Israeli rapper and producer. He has been a gangsta rapper, a gang member, and a faith seeker. His current incarnation is as an African American Hasidic Jew who brings sharp beats and hooked-filled rhymes to the masses.
Sister Catherine Black
An Irish nurse who served as a war nurse during World War I. Later, in 1928, she was the private nurse of King George V until his death in 1936. She became known as "Blackie" to the members of the royal family.
Shirley Temple Black
A famous child actor born near Hollywood in 1928. Shirley Temple did not become a 'Black' until 1950, when she married Charles Alden Black. He was a thirtysomething California businessman and Shirley was a 21-year-old whose acting career was essentially over. However, Shirley Temple Black managed a very successful Hollywood afterlife.
Frank Swett Black
Born in Maine, Frank Black served in the 54th United States Congress representing New York's 19th congressional district. He resigned that position to assume his responsibilities as the 32nd Governor of New York. Years later, Black died in Troy, New York and his ashes were spread over his New Hampshire farm.
Claude Black
An American jazz musician born in Detroit. He first played jazz at Uncle Tom's Plantation, a popular club in downtown Detroit. In 1949 he moved to Toledo, Ohio. Black was influential in Toledo's jazz community where he played piano at Murphy's Place, a jazz club in downtown Toledo.

The Whites

Alice White
An American film actor who was active during Hollywood's transition from silent films to "talkies." She has a star at 1511 Vine Street in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated on February 8, 1960.
Andrew Dickson White
An American educator, politician, historian. He co-founded Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and served as its first president. In 1865 he wrote "The Negro's Right to Citizenship."
Theodore Harold White
An American journalist who covered and caught the world's attention to the Chinese famine of 1942-43. White also wrote popular accounts of the 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1980 United States presidential elections.
Sheila White
She is a strong advocate in the anti- trafficking movement. Once a victim of the crime, she is an activist for the abused and exploited. Her advocacy efforts helped passed the New York Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act.
Violetta White
An amateur mycologist, Violetta's interest in botany began in adolescence when she began to collect mushrooms. She is credited with the discovery of several species of fungi, including 8 species of Tulostoma (stalked puffballs)
Betty White
An American entertainer who began her career in 1939 after graduating from Beverly Hills High School in California. On February 9, 2018 she received the Guiness World Record for the Longest TV career by an entertainer (female): 79 years.
Barry White
Barry Eugene Carter's stage name. He was an American musician, record producer and composer. His mother never married so she gave him her surname. He he used his father's surname professionally. He was also known as "the Walrus of Love."
Resolved White
Resolved was 5 when he arrived with his parents in America aboard the Mayflower on November 9, 1620. He was the older brother of Peregrine White, who was the first English child born in America. Resolved would become part of the Plymouth Colony.
Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White
An American blues guitarist and singer named after the African-American educator and civil rights activist Booker T. Washington. In the 1930s White played semi-professional baseball with a group called the Birmingham Black Cats.


Only one individual with a 'Black' or 'White' surname has won a Nobel Prize. In 1988 Sir James W. Black won the prize for his work in Physiology/Medicine. In 1973 Patrick White won the prize for Literature. (see Nobel Prizes List)


When it comes to government-sanctioned death (also known as the 'death penalty' and 'capital punishment') the United States has killed 3 people (all men) with the 'Black' surname and 8 people (all men) with the 'White' surname. (see Death Penalty Information Center)


     Inn. 1: The Blacks
[Starter] Bukka White
Dorothy Black     8          . . .
Sue Black         1B         . . X
Hugo Black        8          . . X
Baxter Black      8          . . X
     Inn. 1: The Whites
[Starter] Claude Black
Alice White       BB         . . X
Andrew White      4-6 F      . . X
Theodore White    BB         . X X
Sheila White      4          . X X
Violetta White    5UN F      . X X
     Inn. 2: The Blacks
Nissum Black      9          . . .
Catherine Black   4-3        . . .
Shirley Black     6-3        . . .
     Inn. 2: The Whites
Betty White       8          . . .
Barry White       K          . . .
Resolved White    6          . . .
     Inn. 3: The Blacks
Frank Black       7          . . .
Claude Black      BB         . . X
Dorothy Black     7          . . X
Sue Black         4-6 F      . . X
     Inn. 3: The Whites
Bukka White       9          . . .
Alice White       4-3        . . .
Andrew White      5-3        . . .
     Inn. 4: The Blacks
Hugo Black        6-3        . . .
Baxter Black      5-3        . . .
Nissum Black      BB         . . X
Catherine Black   8          . . X
     Inn. 4: The Whites
Theodore White    4-3        . . .
Sheila White      5-3        . . .
Violetta White    7          . . .
     Inn. 5: The Blacks
Shirley Black     3UN        . . .
Frank Black       7          . . .
Claude Black      5-3        . . .
     Inn. 5: The Whites
Betty White       E-7        . X .
Barry White       8          X . .
Resolved White    6-3        . . . 1
Bukka White       9          . . .
     Inn. 6: The Blacks
Dorothy Black     7          . . .
Sue Black         K          . . .
Hugo Black        HR         . . . 1
Baxter Black      BB         . . X
Nissum Black      4-6 F      . . X
     Inn. 6: The Whites
Alice White       BB         . . X
*SB:Alice White   SB         . X .
Andrew White      5-3        . X .
Theodore White    HR         . . . 2
Sheila White      8          . . .
Violetta White    1-3        . . .
     Inn. 7: The Blacks
Catherine Black   5-3        . . .
Shirley Black     6-3        . . .
Frank Black       5-3        . . .
     Inn. 7: The Whites
Betty White       K          . . .
Barry White       K          . . .
Resolved White    6          . . .
     Inn. 8: The Blacks
Claude Black      BB         . . X
Dorothy Black     8          . . X
Sue Black         E-5        X . X
Hugo Black        9 SACF     . . X 1
Baxter Black      BB         . X X
Nissum Black      BB         X X X
*EX:Baxter Black (for PR)
*PR:Percy Black
Catherine Black   8          X X X
     Inn. 8: The Whites
Bukka White       4          . . .
Alice White       4-3        . . .
Andrew White      5-3        . . .
     Inn. 9: The Blacks
*EX:Shirley Black (for PH)
*PH:Andy Black    2B         . X .
Frank Black       5-3        . X .
Claude Black      7          . X .
Dorothy Black     8          . X .
Whites WIN 3-2


Game Date June 9, 2020
Game Duration 3 Hours, 15 Minutes
Game Weather Partly Cloudy. 73oF
Wind S 7mph
Game Umpires Bob Barr

American politician. Represented Georgia's 7th congressional district from 1995 to 2003

Robert Byrd

American politician. Served as a United States Senator from West Virginia for over 51 years

J. Edgar Hoover

First Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States (1924-1972.)

Game MCP
Most Cosmic Player
Theodore White

Game Scorer Pumpsie Green

Game Announcer Vida Blue


Updated: August 2, 2020