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
Great story. Thanks, rocket.
posted by BullpenPro at 12:55 PM on April 18
I was just thinking that, Weedy.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:00 PM on April 18
posted by tommytrump at 02:11 PM on April 18
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
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
And the hug
posted by ?! at 07:32 PM on April 18
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
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
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