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Tue, 07.21.1959

Boston Red Sox integrate

Pumpsie Green

On this date in 1959, the Boston Red Sox of major league baseball's American League became the last team to integrate their organization.

It was integrated when Pumpsie Green, an African American, was included in the lineup.  On this date, Green made pinch runs for the Red Sox.  He played in Boston for three seasons before he was traded to the New York Mets in 1963.

Reference:
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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