Whom did Jackie Robinson replace when he broke the Major League color barrier with the Dodgers?
Ed Stevens, a left-handed batter, and the right-handed Howie Schultz
From the New York Times:
Ed Stevens played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, hitting 10 home runs and driving in 60 runs, and he came to spring training the following year expecting to be one of the key figures in the lineup.
“I had no animosity toward Jackie,” Stevens wrote in his memoir, “The Other Side of the Jackie Robinson Story” (2009). “Branch Rickey was my object of anger.
Howie Schultz, the other Dodger first baseman supplanted by Robinson, was 6 feet 6 inches. He later played on N.B.A. championship teams with the Minneapolis Lakers. He died in 2009.
Ed Stevens passed away Sunday July 22 in Houston at the age of 87. Rest in peace Ed Stevens
Dodgers are home after a 7-3 road trip! Great job guys!
The Matchups against Kirk Gibson’s Diamond Backs:
Monday: 7/30 7:10 PM PT
AZ: Kahill (8-9 3.86) LAD: Harang (7-5 3.39)
Tuesday: 7/31 7:10 PM PT Kirk Gibson Bobblehead
Az: Miley (11-6 3.11) LAD: Capuano (10-6 3.13)
Wednesday 8/1 A Business Day special at 12:10 PM PT
AZ: Collmenter (3-2 4.13) LAD: Fife (0-0 1.46)
Ref: New York Times, http:www.Examiner.com