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April 10, 2005

This Day in Baseball History

1947 During the sixth inning of an exhibition game against their minor league team at Ebbets Field, the Montreal Royals, Dodgers' president Branch Rickey issues a two sentence statement to the press which will forever change the game. It reads "The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased the contract of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson from the Montreal Royals. He will report immediately."

Posted by TC at April 10, 2005 10:42 AM

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Finally, something to offset this week's anniversary of both the DH and Astroturf.

Posted by: michele at April 10, 2005 10:59 AM