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This Day in Dodgers History
July 17th

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1936 Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak, spanning over twenty-seven games and 207.2 innings over two seasons, begins with a 6-0 victory over the Pirates. King Karl will keep winning until Memorial Day next season when the southpaw lasts only 3.1 innings in the team's 10-3 loss to the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds.
1954 With Jim Gilliam (2b), Jackie Robinson (3b), Sandy Amoros (lf), Roy Campanella (c), and Don Newcombe (p) in the starting lineup against the Braves, the Dodgers field the first team which consists of a majority of black players. The historic five helps Brooklyn to beat Milwaukee at County Stadium, 2-1.
1964 In Los Angeles, the Chavez Ravine contest becomes the first Pay-TV baseball game as Subscription Television offers subscribers the opportunity to watch the cablecast for a fee. The Dodgers beat Chicago, 3-2, with Don Drysdale collecting ten strikeouts.
1976 Walter Alston becomes the sixth skipper to win 2,000 games when the Dodgers overcome a four-run first-inning deficit and beat Chicago at Chavez Ravine, 5-4. 'Smokey' will leave at the end of the season, finishing his 23-year tenure in his only managerial position in the majors with a 2,040-1,613 record (.558).
2021 The unveiling of Marc Melon's sculpture A Handshake for a Century immortalizes the handshake between Jackie Robinson and George Shuba after Robinson hits his first professional home run. 'Shotgun' Shuba extends his hand, marking the first welcoming gesture between a black and white player, while other teammates on the 1946 International League's Montreal Royals fail to greet the rookie at home plate.

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