Guest Editorial: Larry Doby Once Always Second Is Finally On First
On July 5, 2012, Major League Baseball may not have players in both leagues displaying the number 14 on their uniforms, teams are not likely to have the number displayed on outfield walls, nor are most sportscasters apt to spend much time discussing the significance of what happened on that date 65 years ago.
Baseball reminds us often that on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball with the National League’s Brooklyn Dodgers. For the next eleven weeks, he remained the only man of his race on any major league team.
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