This Day In History: 2000-04-18

April 18, 1950: Sam “The Jet” Jethroe makes his debut for the Braves to become the first African-American to play for a Boston major league baseball team; Jethroe, a veteran of the Negro Leagues who will go on to win National League Rookie of the Year honors, contributes two hits including a home run in an 11-4 Braves win over the New York Giants.

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