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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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