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Roy Campanella

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Campanella, Roy (1921– ), one of the most popular and successful catchers in baseball history. He signed with the Negro leagues in 1936, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948. Campanella's 10-year major league career was cut short by an automobile accident in 1958 that left him paralyzed. He won the National League's Most Valuable Player award 3 times (1951, 1953, and 1955) playing for the Dodgers.

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