Mike Colbern

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Mike Colbern
Born: (1955-04-19) April 19, 1955 (age 63)
Santa Monica, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 18, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1979, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.259
Home runs2
Runs batted in28

Michael Malloy "Mike" Colbern (born April 19, 1955 in Santa Monica, California) was a professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Chicago White Sox during 1978 and 1979.

Before playing professional baseball, Colbern was an All-American at Arizona State University

In 2003 Colbern and over 1,000 players brought a civil rights action against Major League Baseball, claiming they were discriminated against by being denied pensions while a small number of Negro League players were being given this benefit. A 2006 Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision ruled in favor of Major League Baseball.[1]


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