September 1971

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September 1971

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On September 1, 1971, the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first Major League franchise to field an all-minority starting lineup. It came twenty four seasons (THAT'S A LONG TIME!) after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. According to Steve Blass, Pirates manager, Danny Murtaugh said, "I put the nine best athletes out there. The best nine I put out there tonight happened to be black.  No big deal. Next question.” 

 

Printed on a Vintage Black Bella+Canvas 3001 Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt. 

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