6-4-2, an Angels/Dodgers double play blog :: On This Day In Sports
Today, April 10, 1947:
NEW YORK [Thursday]-Jackie Robinson, 28-year-old infielder, today became the first Negro to achieve major-league baseball status in modern times. His contract was purchased from the Montreal Royals of the International League by the Dodgers and he will be in a Brooklyn uniform at Ebbets Field tomorrow, when the Brooks oppose the Yankees in the first of three exhibition games...
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