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Old 04-16-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by chicagowhitesox1 View Post
I obviously wouldn't say that but Josh Gibson really wanted to be the first Negro League player to break the barrier but baseball waited until they found the right man which Robinson obviously was but at the same time is it really right to pick Robinson over Gibson.
You're asking, and keep asking the wrong question. The question you should be asking is why Robinson was picked over Gibson. And the answer has nothing to do with who the better player was. You keep missing that point! And you keep saying MLB brought Jackie up. It wasn't the league. It was Rickey, and at almost the same time, it was Veeck in the AL.

I feel like I'm banging my head against a wall here. I'm done.

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