Here are the September birthdays of several Black Fives Era stars.
Early two-sport star Everett “Ziggy” Marcell was born September 1, 1916 in New Orleans. Marcell played professional basketball with the Los Angeles Red Devils alongside Jackie Robinson. He also played pro baseball in the Negro Leagues as an outfielder and catcher with the Kansas City Monarchs, Baltimore Elite Giants, and New York Black Yankees.
Bernie Price, a star with the Harlem Globetrotters and New York Rens, was born on September 20, 1915. Price helped integrate the National Basketball League in 1941 as a member of the mixed-race Chicago Studebakers.
Chuck Cooper, the first African American to be drafted by an N.B.A. team (the Celtics, in 1950) was born in Pittsburgh on September 29, 1926.