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This Week In Baseball History

Apr 25, 2018

No figure looms larger in the history of baseball than Jackie Robinson and, 71 years ago this week, the pioneer who integrated baseball faced one of his greatest challenges when Ben Chapman and his Philadelphia Phillies began heaping racist abuse on the Dodgers rookie. Mike and Bill look at this troubling incident and its aftermath, and dig into Ben Chapman to find out whether "The Alabama Flash" was really just hazing a rookie, as he claimed (spoiler alert: he wasn't) and not a virulent racist (spoiler alert: he was). Plus, happy birthday Tony Phillips and Sal Maglie!