Lou Chirban

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Lou Chirban (born 1932 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American former professional baseball player. He was one of the first five white professional baseball players to join the Negro American League. He was signed to the Chicago American Giants in 1950 by Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe with the support of the team’s owner, Dr. J. B. Martin, who was concerned about black players joining Major League teams.[1]


  1. ^ Louis Clarizio at pitchblackbaseball.com, URL accessed December 7, 2009. Archived 2009-12-08 at WebCite 12/7/09