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Tue, 07.21.1959

The Boston Red Sox Baseball Team Integrates

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, a Black man, 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.

To become a Professional Athlete

Reference:

WBUR.org

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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