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Although it was not until 1946 that he broke the color barrier he did have a tryout with the Boston Braves in 1943. Jackie was not the only black athlete trying out, there were two other black baseball players. The two players that tried out were outfielder Sam Jethroe, and Marvin Williams. After trying out for the team reporters that were there said that they were alright, pretty good, and hard to tell...
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The two players that tried out were outfielder Sam Jethroe, and Marvin Williams. After trying out for the team reporters that were there said that they were alright, pretty good, and hard to tell. Even though the reporters knew these athletes were great they did not want to give recognition to these black athletes...
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