Mike Colbern

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Mike Colbern
Born: (1955-04-19) April 19, 1955 (age 62)
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 runs 2
Runs batted in 28

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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