JACKIE ROBINSON BREAKS THE BASEBALL RACIAL BARRIER
The New York Times
April 11, 1947
Sports page banner headline: “DODGER’S PURCHASE ROBINSON, FIRST NEGRO IN MODERN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.” Smaller headline reports: “International League Batting Champion Will Bid for Job in Big League Infield.” The Times issue includes the famous photograph of Jackie Robinson in a Brooklyn Dodger uniform smiling and shaking hands with Manager Clay Hopper, his minor league boss. Until Robinson was signed, blacks were relegated to the legendary Negro Leagues. This was certainly one of the most important events in African American sports history.
Here is the original and complete 46-page newspaper in outstanding condition. I would frame the historic sports page for an amazing conversational piece. No good baseball memorabilia collection should lack this scarce paper.