Baseball Integration from 1940 to Present Time

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Commissioner Landis realized that Veeck had planned to build his team around Negro League All-stars. The next commissioner to come along was a man by the name of Happy Chandler, who believed that bringing integration to the sport was a good idea. In 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey called upon an African American named Jackie Robinson to help get the Dodgers to the World Series...
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In this era, it was time for blacks to make a statement on the baseball field. Blacks helped American win World War II. The Yankees were winning year after year after year and the largest source of un-scouted baseball talent were in the Negro Leagues, When Rickey brought Robinson into his office in 1945, he had to see whether Robinson could stand up to the taunts, pressure and death threats that would come...
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