This Day In History: 2000-11-09

November 9, 1950: Sam “The Jet” Jethroe, Boston Braves centerfielder (1950-1952) and the first African American to play professional baseball in Boston, is named the National League Rookie of the Year; at age 31, two months and 150 days, he remains the oldest player to be named Rookie-of-the-Year in either league.

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