From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Bryant, Derek R.

(born: 1951) 

Derek Bryant was born in Lexington, KY. He was the first African American baseball player at the University of Kentucky, where he played from 1971-1973. Bryant was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 8th round of the 1973 amateur draft. The 5'11" outfielder ended his career in 1979. For more see Fifty years of the University of Kentucky African-American Legacy, 1949-1999, and Derek Bryant at Additional information provided by Buzz Burnam.

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