(NY Daily News, Friday, April 11, 1947; written by Hy Turkin)

“Jackie Robinson is a Dodger today. Blazing a revolutionary front by admitting the first black player in modern major league history, Dodger president Branch Rickey yesterday purchased Jackie’s contract from his Montreal farm club. .. Since the Dodgers’ main weakness is at first base, Jackie will continue his chores at that unfamiliar position, though acting manager Clyde Sukeforth said he might use the former UCLA grid star to relieve Ed Stanky at second, too. Asked whether the 28-year-old rookie could make the grade at first, Sukeforth exclaimed, ‘I think he’s a great enough all-around athlete to play any position, in time! The records show he plays best under pressure, so I’m sure he’ll help our club a lot. As for any players resenting him, I’ll tell you to look at the record again. Last Spring, there were several Montreal players who frankly didn’t like the idea of playing with him. But he’s such a fine fellow and outstanding player, they all grew to like him.'”

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