Quebec and the Integration of Baseball. Part Two: Manny McIntyre and the Great Experiment's Other Forgotten Men

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Quebec and the Integration of Baseball. Part Two: Manny McIntyre and the Great Experiment's Other Forgotten Men
Abstract
Jackie Robinson is credited as the first Afro-American to break the colour barrier in professional baseball when he played for the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers' triple A farm team, in 1946. But five other Black players also played professional baseball in 1946, three of whom played in Quebec, including Canadian-born Manny McIntyre. Americans John Wright and Roy Partlow joined Robinson on the Montreal Royals team that year, but were soon sent down to Dodgers affiliate Class C team of the Can-Am League in Trois-Rivières for the rest of the season. Fredericton, New Brunswick-born Manny McIntyre was signed directly by the Sherbrooke Canadians of the Class C Border League in 1946, and is therefore the first Canadian and the sixth Black man to break baseball's colour barrier.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 6
Issue
no. 3
Pages
26-30
Date
Fall 2011
Language
en
Citation
Young, Bill. “Quebec and the Integration of Baseball. Part Two: Manny McIntyre and the Great Experiment’s Other Forgotten Men.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 6, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 26–30.
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