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Alston, Tom

  • Person
  • January 31, 1926 – December 30, 1993

Born Greensboro, North Carolina
Played for the Indian Head Rockets and later for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1954 to 1957, the first African-American to do so.
Died Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Indian Head Rockets (Baseball)

  • SCN00045
  • Corporate body
  • Early 1950's

The Indian Head Rockets engaged young black American players in the early 1950s, as did other western Canadian towns (Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Regina, Delisle, Brandon, etc) to create a competitive and entertaining league.