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This Day in Dodgers History
May 9th

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1947 Philadelphia manager Ben Chapman, admitting he had been 'kinda loud' leading his team in verbally abusing Jackie Robinson with racial slurs, asks to make amends by posing with the Dodger first baseman for the newspaper photographers. The orchestrated gesture, which Robinson agrees to, admitting later that it was one of the hardest things he ever had to make himself do, is prompted by the bad press created by the Phillies manager's intolerance and the wrath of Commissioner Chandler.

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