Sport: Jackie Makes Good

Last fall, Brooklyn's Branch ("The Brain") Rickey tossed a bomb into baseball and stuck his fingers in his ears. He signed up Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a Negro shortstop and onetime football star at U.C.L.A., for his Montreal farm club (TIME, Nov. 5). It was the first time a Negro had ever played Class AA ball without being passed off as a Cuban, a Mexican, or an Indian and there were a good many skeptics who said that it wouldn't work. By last week some of them would admit they were wrong: Jackie Robinson was...

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