Roy Campanella was born 11/19/1921 in Philadelphia, PA. He died 6/26/1993 at age 71 from a heart attack in Woodland Hills, California.
Brooklyn Dodgers 1948-1957
Roy Campanella owned a liquor store in Harlem, which he operated during the off-season. On January 28, 1958, after closing the store for the night, his car hit a patch of ice, skidded into a telephone pole and overturned. Campanella suffered a serious spinal cord injury which left him partially
paralyzed for the rest of his life.