ROBINSON, TRADED TO GIANTS, ASKS TIME TO ‘THINK IT OVER’
On ,December 13 1956 — The Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to the cross-town rivals, the Giants, for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Jackie, according to some accounts had already decided privately to leave the game to work for Chock Full of Nuts, publicly retires from baseball rather than accept the trade.
December 14, 1956 – Philadelphia Inquirer (Page 47)
Sports writer Dick Young, of the New York Daily News states that along with Robinson turning 38 on January 31, 1957 that, “there is no love lost between Robinson and Dodgers prexy Walter O’Malley and manager Walter Alston.”
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