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AP story on Robinson's first game

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JBHawkEye, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    I was kind of surprised the AP didn't send a staff writer to Brooklyn that day. Guess Ronald Blum was busy chasing the Yankees. ;)
  2. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Actually, the Dodgers uniforms (at least, the white ones) are relatively unchanged.
    Come to think of it, the only difference on the Braves' jerseys would be "Atlanta" instead of "Milwaukee."
    They've got two of the more timeless unis in the majors.
  3. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    The Braves were still in Boston in '47.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    who is this jackie robinson chap they speak of?
  5. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Despite some disturbing images in the second paragraph, pure brilliance.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    :D :D :D
  7. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    The April 16, 1947 edition of the Sporting News leads with Leo Durocher getting suspended. There's a box on the front page - the headline: Jackie Robinson Gets Chance With Flatbush Group. (subhed) Likely to See Service as Pinch Runner

    There is a note way down in the story about how the Dodgers had to train in Havana because of Robinson (due to the Jim Crow laws in the south and Florida) and how much extra it cost the team. It left the team $50,000 in red ink, so says the article. Then this line: "It will be an indelible mark that baseball will never forget."

    The April 23 issue, which had coverage of the opener, makes no mention on the front page (more Durocher; an upcoming Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium).

    On Page 3, though, there was a blowout on Robinson. If you a have Paper of Record account (and it's free, so I'd suggest it anyway), here's the page:
  8. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Goddammit, I'm an idiot. Serves me right for PWI
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    For some reason I thought Eddie Robinson when I read the thread title.
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Awesome. Thanks for posting the link. Haven't had a chance to surf PoR lately.

    I second the notion that it's a great resource (and FREE!, as of two months ago), especially for Sporting News archives.
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