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Sat, 12.04.1943

Baseball Commissioner begins signing Black players

Commissioner Landis, 3rd from the left (sitting)

On this date in 1943, (then) Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Landis began the integration of professional baseball.

He announced that any professional baseball team could sign Black players.

20th Century Baseball Chronicle
Year-By-Year History of major league Baseball
Copyright 1999, Publications International Ltd.
ISBN 0-7853-4074-2

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