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Subject: Pumpsie Green, First Black Red Sox Player


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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 04:48:46pm

BOSTON Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 85.

A Red Sox spokesman confirmed his death Wednesday night.
Green played parts of four seasons with the Red Sox and one with the New York Mets from 1959-63, batting .246 with 13 homers and 74 RBIs. But his place in history was made when he stepped on the field as a pinch-runner against the Chicago White Sox on July 21, 1959.


The Red Sox were the last team in the major leagues to field a black player.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/boston/pumpsie-green-first-black-red-sox-player-dies-85

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"The Red Sox were the last team in the major leagues to field a black player." (NT)In 1959, twelve years after Jackie RobinsonWednesday, July 17, 04:49:30pm


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