Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson - Sternweiss o the Under Major Fire Negro...
Sternweiss o the Under Major Fire Negro Accorded Royal Welcome by the Fans By Gayle Talbot. BROOKLYN, JP--If Jackie Rob inson felt his nerves jumping o even conscious that he wa to take part in a momen baseball event, he kept hi 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, th 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 won able to use that as an alibi. was obvious in the opene that Brooklyn's fans mean to d possible- to mak their first Negro player feel we] Every time he came t bat Tuesday he was warmly ap by the stands as whole, and when he reached i boxes to make a nice catc! of ja foul he was similar! awarded. Jackie yet is far from being fancy Dan around first base, bu officials seem to hav no fear that he will pick up th of his new job fast. His Bunt Vital. He displayed no power at bat ,the ball out of th infield only once in four tries yet it was his ability to lay dow perfect bunt and streak to first that played the vital part In three-run winning rally in the seventh. * * * Leo women

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

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  • Jackie Robinson

    lkmannor – 15 Apr 2013