The Shameful History of The Red Sox and Yankees´ Dismissal of Black Talent

Red Sox legend Ted Williams chats with ¨Pumpsie¨Green, the first African-American player on the last team to integrate.
Jackie Robinson´s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 changed everything.. but not all teams were quick to follow their lead.
Yankee Stadium was right in the middle of a melting pot, but the team was not diverse for many years. Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash
Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in the majors- and has faced controversy for its racism-tinged Ÿawkee Way¨ Photo by Madeline Berry on Unsplash
Boston has a provincial past.. and according to many, a provincial present in terms of racism against black athletes. Photo by Michael Browning on Unsplash
The ¨Big Red Machine¨ was a diverse and skilled group who made Cincinnati one of the MLB´s top teams in the 70s.
Baseball has become more diverse thanks to an influx of Dominican players.. many of whom play for once-racist squads of yore Photo by Jose Morales on Unsplash
Panama-born Mariano Rivera became one of the Yankees´- and baseball´s- all-time stars.

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