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Old 04-16-2013, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by chicagowhitesox1 View Post
I feel like i'm banging my head against the wall with you. I say MLB because Happy Chandler who was the commisioner played a huge role in letting blacks play. If it wasn't for Chandler, Robinson wouldn't have played in 1947. The movie portrayed Chandler as some goof which was way off. I'm guessing thats why your giving Branch Rickey so much credit.
Chandler indeed played a role in allowing blacks to play as Landis did everything in his power to keep the game white. He didn't choose which black player would break the color barrier. That was Rickey. So to say MLB chose Robinson over all of the other black players available just sounds ridiculous.

And I'm still waiting on you to provide proof that Robinson snubbed other black players.

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