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Jackie Robinson's baseball debut in 1946... Quite historic...



Item # 679128

April 19, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1946.

* Jackie Robinson's baseball debut (1st report)
* First African American player in MLB


The sport's section (page 22) has one column headings: "MONTREAL WINNER AS ROBINSON STARS" "Negro Infielder Gets 4 Hits, One a 3-Run Homer, in 14-1 Rout of Jersey City" "25,000 Witness Opener" and more with related photo. (see) First report coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report within baseball, Black Americana, and overall national interest circles.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, disbound from an institutional volume, in very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 307 (released for June, 2021)...

Category: The 20th Century