On January 28, 1958 — Detroit trades infielder Jim Finigan and $25,000 to the Giants for first baseman Gail Harris and utility man Ozzie Virgil, who will become first non-white to play for the Tigers. The 26 year-old Dominican will make his debut at third base for the Motor City team at Griffith Stadium on June 6, doubling in the top of the eighth in the team’s 11-2 victory over Washington.

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National Pastime January 28

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