Roy Campanella Biography

Roy Campanella, nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primarily as a catcher. The Philadelphia native played for the Negro leagues and Mexican League for several seasons before he was accepted by the minor leagues during 1946 and debuted in Major League Baseball during 1948. His playing career was ended during 1958 when he was paralyzed by an automobile accident.

Widely considered to have been one of the greatest catchers of the history of the game, Campanella played for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1940s and 1950s. After his playing career, Campanella held positions in scouting and community relations with the Dodgers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during 1969. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Roy Campanella
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
November 19, 1921
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
June 26, 1993
Age at Death:
71
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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