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Integration: Dodgers' Dilemma, Dodgers' Response

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115789
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854066 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0001
Integration: Dodgers' Dilemma, Dodgers' Response

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This chapter introduces the racial discrimination present when segregating the players. It was Jack Robinson who was declared as the national symbol of baseball integration. But despite this integration, race problems during the season were still always present, as opposing teams certainly never let Dodger Southerners forget about their unwitting roles as integration pioneers. Nor were the Dodgers from the South allowed to forget their degradation off the field. Race-related stress continued to plague the Dodgers as the club added other African Americans to its roster in the early 1950s.

Keywords: discrimination; integration; race; degradation; field; stress; roster

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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