The Braves Baseball History

There always has to be a first. For the Boston Braves (now known as the Atlanta Braves), integration of the team came in 1950. Sam Jethroe was a speedy center fielder. He was the team’s first African American.

He was a great offensive player. He homered in his first game. And fast he was. He led the National League in stolen bases. To his credit, he was named Rookie of the Year.

Go Braves.

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