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On this date in 1966, Emmett Ashford became the first Black unpire in major league baseball (MLB).
The American league hired him. Ashford was excellent at his craft. He was known for his spirited umpiring, resonant voice and professionalism.
20th Century Baseball Chronicle
Year-By-Year History of major league Baseball
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