This article was published in the The National Pastime. For sixty years, professional baseball was as segregated as the Deep South. From —when the unspoken national agreement prohibited African Americans from major league baseball—to , when Jackie Robinson broke the color line, black ballplayers were shut out of the highest levels of the organized game. Well, they could have just given up and accepted segregation as grim reality. Or, young black men could resolve to integrate the sport, town by town, city by city, one baseball diamond at a time. In , Minnesota joined the U.
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This article was published in the The National Pastime. Rafael Almeida and Armando Marsans, who played for the Cincinnati Reds 36 years before Jackie Robinson came along, should be credited with crashing the color barrier. On April 15, , the story goes, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the first black American to play baseball in the major leagues. Both did something that nobody else had ever achieved.
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