Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jackie gets the call

April 10th, 1947. At Brooklyn's Ebbets Field, during the sixth inning of an exhibition game against their minor league team from Montreal. Dodgers' president Branch Rickey issues a two sentence statement to the press which will forever change the game. It reads:

The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased the contract of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson from the Montreal Royals. He will report immediately.


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