April 18, 2006

One 'shake' that shook up baseball.: Nobody gives it a second thought when it happens now, but 60 years ago today, organized baseball had its first black-white home-run handshake.

posted by rocket88 to baseball at 12:49 PM - 9 comments

Another great link. Good day all round.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:54 PM on April 18, 2006

Great story. Thanks, rocket.

posted by BullpenPro at 12:55 PM on April 18, 2006

I was just thinking that, Weedy.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:00 PM on April 18, 2006


posted by tommybiden at 02:11 PM on April 18, 2006

Every once in a while, you remember why this place has such a hold on you. Thanks, rocket88.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:22 PM on April 18, 2006

you know back then it was a big deal nowadays if it happens noone even notices shows you how much the world has changed since then amen is right

posted by luther70 at 02:47 PM on April 18, 2006

And the hug

posted by ?! at 07:32 PM on April 18, 2006

I think the best part is that Shuba himself didn't think it was such a big deal. Just congrats to a fellow team-mate. No fanfare, no 2nd thought.

posted by commander cody at 10:02 PM on April 18, 2006

Thanks for the posting. The actual photo was reproduced in the Youngstown Vindicator. Shotgun threw out the first ball at a YSU Penguins game on the day of the anniversary. The recount of the story sends chills to this long suffering resident of the valley: sports IS the great equalizer. And we are all better because of sports.

posted by tbocce at 08:25 AM on April 20, 2006

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