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Red Sox finally integrate Green into lineup

Updated: July 15, 2002, 2:15 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 21, 1959

Twelve years after Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox become the last major-league team to integrate. Pumpsie Green enters Boston's 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning and stays in at shortstop.

It's taken Green 7+ years to reach the majors, 4+ years in the Red Sox organization. Some believed Green should have made the club out of spring training, but the Red Sox, who were accused of discrimination, ...

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