South Carolina native Larry Doby became the American League’s first black player and Major League Baseball’s second in 1947.
Slaughter would be selected to 10 consecutive All-Star Games from 1941-1953.
Hoyt went 15-3 his rookie year, leading the NL in games (71), winning percentage (.833) and ERA (2.43).
DiMaggio set a MLB record for a consecutive game hitting streak, a record feat so notable that it is believed to be unbreakable.
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.