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First mention of Jackie Robinson in 1939...

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October 29, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 29, 1939

* Jackie Robinson 1st mention
* UCLA Bruins college football
* 1st Negro in MLB baseball fame

This is a significant issue for any Jackie Robinson collector, as this is the very first mention of him in the prestigious New York Times. The report is actually of a U.C.L.A. football game as he was a multi-sport standout.

Page (s) 7 has one column headlines that read: "U.C.L.A. TRIUMPHS OVER OREGON", "Robinson Scores on 66-Yard Pass Play, Then on Dash Covering 82 Yards". His name also appears both in the line-up for U.C.L.A. as well as in the text, with mention: "A 45 yard forward pass by Kenny Washington to Jackie Robinson, good for 66 yards..."

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. You get the complete Sunday issue (rather thick), rag edition in great condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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