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Name:    Howard, Elston
Profession:  Other
Category:  African-American Experience
Born/Started:    1929
Description:    Elston Howard was the first black baseball player for the New York Yankees and the first black coach in the American League.

Born in St. Louis in 1929, Howard graduated from Vashon High School, and became a star of baseball as a member of the World Champion New York Yankees from1955 to 1967.

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