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This Day in Dodgers History
July 8th

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1949 Hank Thompson, who broke into the majors as a member of the St. Louis Browns twelve days after Larry Doby's American League debut with the Indians in 1947, became the first African-American to play for the Giants. When the former Kansas City Monarchs' standout pops up to second base facing Dodger right-hander Don Newcombe, it marks the first time a pitcher-batter confrontation occurs between black players in the major leagues.

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