Sept.1 is the 50-year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates fielding a lineup composed entirely of Black and Afro-Latino players for the first time in MLB history. The cultural impact of that moment is a turning point in baseball’s racial journey that should be revered and celebrated more.

MLBbro Al Oliver, one of the Black starters, said he considers that ceiling smasher second to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947.

David Grubb gives his Two Cents on the most overlooked anniversary in baseball history.






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