Sport: No. 5

Dan Bankhead had a fine old Southern name, a good fast ball and a fair curve. For the Memphis Red Sox in the Negro American League, he had won ten games against five losses. Branch Rickey personally scouted him and decided he could help the Dodgers.

Last week, in his Brooklyn debut, big (6 ft. 3 in.) Dan Bankhead, fifth Negro player to reach the majors, winged Pirate Outfielder Wally Westlake with a fast ball. A few breaths were tight-held—this might be the "incident" that many baseball men had feared. But Westlake trotted casually down to first. It was clear that, within...

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