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Jackie Robinson ends his playing career...

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January 16, 1957

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, Jan. 16, 1957 

* Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
* 1st Negro MLB baseball player (retirement)

Pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 contain an excellent very exhaustive report on Jackie Robinson's decision to retire from baseball, much to the disappointment of the N.Y. Giants to whom he was to be sold.
Just some of the headlines include: "Jackie's Goodbye Leaves 'Em Gulping" "Retirement Riles Dodgers and Stuns Giants" "Jackie 'Closes Door' on Playing After New Boss Leaves It Ajar" "Backfires Often Follow Giant-Dodger Deals" "Robinson Rode Out Storms to Stardom" "From Rookie Days to Retirement, He Stirred Excitement" and so much more.
See the photos for the excellent reporting on these 6 pages.
Other articles or photos include Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Bob Feller, Willie Mays, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (of Black Sox fame), Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle & others.
The complete issue with both sections, tabloid-size, small binding holes at the blank spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century