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Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced that records of Negro Leagues players will be included in the game’s official statistics, in a “long overdue recognition.”
Before Jackie Robinson broke professional baseball’s race barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Black players were barred from MLB play, depriving many baseball fans from seeing some of the best hitters, pitchers and fielders of the 20th century.
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