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Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

“Robinson's gonna play on this ball club ‘cause I don't look at the color. I don't care whether he's green, black, yellow, white. He has talent…this is some kind of player and he's gonna be here, and I'm warning you now that he's only the first of many to follow.” Former Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher recalling his push to integrate the game of baseball with rookie Jackie Robinson.

First Mid-Season Major League Baseball Strike

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Jones Act Battles Bootlegging

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