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Jackie Robinson's 1st MLB home run...



Item # 650972

April 19, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19. 1947

* Jackie Robinson's 1st home run
* 1st Negro in Major league baseball
* Brooklyn Dodgers "The Bums"


The sport's section (page 18) has a five column headline: "Giants Rout Dodgers in Polo Grounds Inaugural" with subheads that include: "...Robinson Also Connects" and more. (see) Also a related photo which shows Robinson among other players and new manager. (see) Text includes: "...The young Negro star cracked a homer in the third..." and box scores. This was in fact Robinson's very 1st home run in a regular season baseball game with the Dodgers. He broke the color barrier just a few days earlier. Great to have in this famous NYC title. Rare as such.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 32 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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