August 21, 2013

Who was the first Italian-American in major league baseball?

Buttercup Dickerson.

5 comments:

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

I was hoping (and, frankly, assuming) it would be something like this.

surfed said...

Who is Ed Abbaticchico?

lemondog said...

Who is Ed Abbaticchico?

According to Wiki apparently the (First Italian American to play in the major leagues using his real name, made his debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1897 and played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1909 World Series)

Lots of prejudice way back then.

LarsPorsena said...


"Who was the first Italian-American in major league baseball?"

Babe "The Bambino" Ruth.

campy said...

"Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin'
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don't break my heart"