Jul 21 1959:
The Boston Red Sox integrate with Pumpsie Green.
50 years ago today the integration of baseball was finally complete. Twelve years, three months and six days after Jackie took the field for the Dodgers. What took so long, Tom? Pumpsie hung around for five years after getting called up and went on to become a high school baseball coach and teacher. He's also got a Topps Rookie Cup and one of the best baseball names ever.
And just because: