On July 8, 1949, Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson become the first black players for the New York Giants. Irvin walks in a pinch-hitting appearance while Thompson goes hitless in a 4-3 loss to Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game marks the first time in major league history that a black hitter faces a black pitcher.
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Dick Bartell becomes the first major leaguer to stroke four consecutive doubles in a nine-inning game
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