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If Major League Baseball was open to the best of the Negro Leagues, then the life of the baseball they loved, however 6 Carrying Jackie's Torch restricted, was being closed down. They were pleased that at long last one of their own was getting a chance at the major leagues. The sadness for almost all of them was that they would never have that chance for themselves. Their time as baseball players was past for all but a few of the youngest and most talented players. “Oh man,” O’Neill said. “Jackie signing actually was the death knell of Negro League baseball.
But also a whole lot good. A 2 He Made His Own History Monte Irvin Might Have Been First (Born Columbia, Alabama, February 25, 1919– ) As Monte Irvin remembers the details, he might have become the first black man in Major–League Baseball. There was a meeting of NAACP officials and the executives of the Negro Leagues. It was shortly after the 1941 baseball season, and the NAACP was planning to pressure the Fair Employment Commission to urge baseball to drop its barrier to Negro players. “My name was brought up as the one to break the barrier,” Irvin recalled in a swirl of recollections from his more than 60 years as a baseball man and 80 years as a black man.
He then hit what Veeck recalled as the longest home run Houston had ever seen. He hit another homer, two doubles, and a triple and made two remarkable catches at his new position. That was the day Doby made the team. It was not the day the pain went away. Veeck described Doby as too sensitive to shake off the slights. He knew that many of the pitches that knocked him down were based on the pitchers’ notion that if they knocked down a black player, he didn’t want to dig in anymore. Veeck Second, and Second to None 35 recalled that when Luke Easter got up and hit a home run, he’d laugh; when Doby would get up and hit a home run, he didn’t laugh.