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Roy Campanella

Awards And Accomplishments

1949-56 Named to the Major League All-Star Team
1951, 1953, 1955 Named National League Most Valuable Player
1953 Set major league record for most home runs by a catcher in a season (41)
1953 Set major league record for most runs batted in by a catcher in a season (142)
1959 Published book It's Good to Be Alive
1969 Inducted as the second African American baseball player into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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Famous Sports StarsBaseballRoy Campanella Biography - A Born Catcher, An African American First, Chronology, It's Good To Be Alive - SELECTED WRITINGS BY CAMPANELLA: