Photo of Elijah "Pumpsie" Green in 2009

Pumpsie Green, 1st Black Player on Boston Red Sox, Dies

BOSTON — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. "Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history. He was, by his own admission, a reluctant pionee...