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Jackie Robinson's baseball debut in 1946... Quite historic...
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April 19, 1946
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1946.
* Jackie Robinson's baseball debut (1st report)
* First African American player in MLB
* "Handshake of the Century"
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.
Category: The 20th Century