Jackie Robinson

Heritage Moments: Frank Grant, the Buffalo Bisons and the drawing of baseball’s color line

Apr 23, 2018
MLB.com

The chronicle of baseball’s color line usually focuses on the triumphant story of its breaking by Jackie Robinson in the 1940s. Rarely told is the bitter story of how the color line was established, way back in the 1880s — in places like Buffalo, at the expense of black men like Frank Grant, the star second baseman of the Buffalo Bisons.