South Carolina native Carl Long starred in the Negro Leagues and Minor Leagues.
North Carolina native Dave Barnhill was one of the Negro Leagues top pitchers during the 1940s.
South Carolina native Larry Doby became the American League’s first black player and Major League Baseball’s second in 1947.
South Carolina native Barney Brown was a four-time Negro League All-Star.
His best season in the Majors was in 1963 when he won 15, saved 23, struck out 162 in 132 innings, and posted a 1.97 ERA.
For his career, LaValliere threw out 36.8% of potential base stealers and posted a .992 Fielding Percentage in 12 seasons.