Moses Fleetwood Walker (Toledo History)
Located at 19 S. St. Clair St.
Have you ever heard of Moses Fleetwood Walker? He made history throughout his lifetime and left a footprint here in Toledo.
Moses Fleetwood Walker was a baseball player for the Toledo Blue Stockings in 1883. He was the first African American to play baseball in the major league. Throughout his career, he endured prejudice from his teammates, opponents, and community. Due to his impressive catching abilities, powerful throwing arm, and base running skills, Moses Fleetwood Walker was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
Playing 42 games with Toledo Blue Stockings, Walker was the only African American to play in the Major League until Jackie Robinson in 1947.
Toledo has great pride for Moses Fleetwood Walker and honors him through this mural in the Warehouse District, as well as a historical marker located at Fifth Third Field, and a Jūpmode t-shirt to pay tribute to his greatness!