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Letter to Jackie, February 1947: ‘As I see it you are definitely going to get a chance’

WS to JR excerpt

Thanks to official MLB historian John Thorn for sharing this February 1947 letter from sportswriter and Jackie Robinson confidant Wendell Smith, addressing Robinson’s concerns for the coming year. An excerpt appears above, the full letter is below (click to enlarge) and at this link.

Also linked here: Branch Rickey’s January 1946 letter to Smith on the issue of making plans for Robinson to go to Spring Training in Florida.

— Jon Weisman

WS to JR cropped


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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    Thanks for this “look back” to 1946. It’s very interesting.

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