Breaking The Color Line
Jackie Robinson-Rookie of the Year
Vol. 1, no. 6. Greenwich, CT:
Fawcett Publications (July 1950)
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Serials & Government Publications
Kansas City Monarchs vs. Indianapolis Clowns
Game program front cover - back
Offset lithograph, 1954
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League
baseball in the twentieth century. He quickly became a cultural
icon to millions of fans. In 1950, in only his fourth season, he
starred as himself in a feature length motion picture (The Jackie
Robinson Story) and was the subject of a comic book series.
His breaking of the color line in organized baseball led to the
signing of many more African Americans, resulting in the ultimate
demise of the Negro Leagues by 1960. In response, the Negro leagues
drafted women players including Toni Stone, Connie Morgan, and "Peanut"
Johnson, prominently featured in this game program, in an effort
to increase fan interest and attendance.