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Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters v Oakland Athletics - Preseason Game Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images

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  • 1942 - Two black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox during spring training in Pasadena, California. Sox manager Jimmie Dykes allows the two to work out but later dismisses them. Robinson will have to wait five years before making his major league debut.

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