April 19, 1955 |
Santa Monica, California
|July 18, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1979, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||28|
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.