Wednesday, June 27, 2007

How about that?

Praise and kudos to Paul Lukas at the indispensable UniWatch for posting this piece from the Museum of the City of New York’s Glory Days exhibit, honouring Gotham’s golden age of baseball.

The letter above was sent in 1959 by Jackie Robinson to former Yankees and This Week in Baseball announcer Mel Allen, and is a stark reminder of how deep and insidious racism was (and is) in the game, long after Jackie and many others broke through the game’s racial barriers.

(Go here for a better look.)

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