David Leonard Roberts was born in 1933 in Panama City, Panama. His family lived on building #313 in “Gyambo”. … His US baseball career started in 1952. … After strong 1955 and 1956 seasons of Class AA ball, he was demoted to Class A because of a Texas team’s refusal to play against any team with a black player on its roster. .. Between 1962 and 1966 after playing nine years in the minor leagues, he played for The Major League’s Houston Colt 45’s and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Of all the baseball players whose careers started in 1952, only Hank Aron has played more seasons than Dave’s twenty-two seasons. … His retirement from baseball came after a stellar All star Career in Japan from 1967 to 1973.
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