During last night’s board meeting the WOCCISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of the baseball field, Andre Robertson Field.

The park will remain named ‘Ronnie Anderson Park’ and the playing field will be named ‘Andre Robertson Field.’

Here are a few highlights of Andre Robertson’s career:

  • Mr. Robertson was the 1st African American to play little league baseball at “Memorial Field” in Orange, TX. 
  • He was a multi-sport star and played varsity baseball for West Orange High School where he led the team to the state final for the first time in school history. Andre was also a 3-time All-State player.
  •  He was the first African American to earn a FULL baseball scholarship to the University of Texas in Austin and went on to play with the New York Yankees.
Michael Cole
Author: Michael Cole