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A Simple, Silent Moment in Baseball History

Jan 31, 2019 - The New York Times

Nobody gives it a second thought when it happens now, but 60 years ago tomorrow organized baseball had its first black-white home run handshake.

Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers' organization on Oct. 28, 1945, spent spring training in Daytona Beach, Fla., with the Montreal Royals of the International League and on April 18, 1946, he was the Royals' second baseman in Jersey City, where Mayor Frank Hague's political clout had created an opening-day sellout crowd of 25,000 in ...