Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson - George inning o Cool Under Major Fire Negro...
George inning o Cool Under Major Fire Negro Accorded Royal Welcome by the Fans By Gayle Talbot. BROOKLYN, JP--If Jackie Rob inson felt his nerves jumping was even conscious that he about to take part in a tous baseball event, he kept feelings remarkably well con cealed. Chats Easily. Jackie, the first Negro to pla in a modern big league game stood around and chatted easil with all comers as his club, Dodgers, and the opposing Bos ton Braves took turns warmin up for Tuesday's opener. H grinned wide when asked if h felt any "butterflies" in hi stomach. "Not a one," he demurred, wish I could say I did, becaus then maybe I'd have an alibi I don't do so good. But I be able to use that as an It was obvious in the opene that Brooklyn's fans mean to everything possible- to mak their first Negro player feel come. Every time he came t bat Tuesday he was warmly plauded by the stands as whole, and when he reached the boxes to make a nice catc! of ja foul he was similar! awarded. Jackie yet is far from being fancy Dan around first base, Brooklyn officials seem to hav no fear that he will pick up mechanics of his new job fast. His Bunt Vital. He displayed no power at hoisting ,the ball out of th infield only once in four tries yet it was his ability to lay a perfect bunt and streak to base that played the vital part Brooklyn's three-run winning rally in the seventh. * * * For

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  1. Council Bluffs Nonpareil,
  2. 16 Apr 1947, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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