Hippo Galloway
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Outfielder / Second baseman
Born: William Hipple Galloway
(1882-03-24)March 24, 1882
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Died: February 17, 1943(1943-02-17) (aged 60)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
Negro league baseball debut
1900, for the Cuban X-Giants
Last appearance
1900, for the Cuban X-Giants
Teams
Member of the Canadian
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Induction2021

William Hipple Galloway (March 24, 1882 – February 17, 1943),[1] nicknamed "Hippo", was an American-Canadian professional baseball player. Born in Buffalo, New York, Galloway grew up in Dunnville, Ontario, and is considered "the first black Canadian to play organized baseball."[1]

Biography

Galloway grew up playing both baseball and ice hockey. In 1899, he played hockey for the Woodstock, Ontario, club in the Central Ontario Hockey Association, where he was known as a "cool and collected" player on the ice.[2] In the summer of 1899, he played minor league baseball for the Woodstock Bains of the Canadian League,[3] but was dismissed from the club when a white player objected to his presence. Galloway was the last black player in Canadian organized baseball until Jackie Robinson in 1946.[4][5] Following his dismissal, Galloway left Canada to join the Cuban X-Giants of the Negro leagues for the 1900 season.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "William "Hipple" Galloway". baseballhalloffame.ca. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Black Hockey History". hockeycentral.co.uk. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "William Galloway". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Cieradkowski, Gary (2015). The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball's Forgotten Heroes. Simon and Schuster. p. 178. ISBN 9781476775234.
  5. ^ "A History Of Black Hockey". greatesthockeylegends.com. February 19, 2007. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "Bill Galloway". seamheads.com. Retrieved October 7, 2020.