South Carolina native Larry Doby became the American League’s first black player and Major League Baseball’s second in 1947.
In 1943, Elmer would win 21 games for the Reds, which tied him for the Major League lead. For Riddle’s 19th win of the ’43 season, he took a perfect game into the 8th inning against the Pirates, retiring the first 22 batters.
North Carolina brothers Rick and Wes Ferrell set a MLB record in 1933.
Rosen’s 10-year career in the Major Leagues, all with the Indians, included 4 All-Star selections, a World Series ring in 1948, and a unanimous AL MVP award in 1953 for hitting .336 with 43 HR and 145 RBI.