Because I remember reading an article written during Black History Month about the black "pioneers" in TCU sports programs. The "firsts" in track and basketball were mentioned, along with former and current black athletes on TCU basketball, football, and track teams.
Baseball wasn't mentioned. Just curious where Porter Brown fits in--the first, or one of many.
Note: The article was written by a "Killerfrogs" specialist.
Black History Month: Celebrating the Pioneers in TCU Athletics - Sports Illustrated TCU Killer Frogs News, Analysis and MoreHorned Frogs athletes have paved the way and changed the culture for the generations to come.www.si.com
My first Frog baseball game was Spring of 80. Dropped a double header to UTA. There was a black player who hit with power, middle of the batting order, and I can't remember his name.
I have no idea who is on TCU's board of Trustees. Don't really care either.Seriously? so many posters on here act like they are really involved and supportive of TCU as a whole but then don't know that we have one of the best former black TCU baseball players on our Board of Trustees? Geez...
Bernard Walker was the first African American Frog baseball player. Lettered in 1985 and 1986. Still holds numerous stolen base and hitting records. Speedster who also hit with power. Played many years in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Reaching the Triple A level. His older brother David Walker was an All-American Flying Frog who anchored the first sprint relay team to win a National Championship for TCU in the early 80s. Truly a Frog family of firsts!!