On March 18, 1942 — 1942 – Two black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox during spring training in Pasadena, California. Sox manager Jimmie Dykes allows the two to work out but later dismisses the Robinson will have to wait five years before making his major league debut.

Dykes will let the two work out with team but will dismiss them, telling them that it was not his decision who could be signed and it will take five more years until Robinson breaks baseballs color barrier.