Timeline: The integration of Major League Baseball

Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Here's a chronological look at when baseball's other teams integrated.

Carlos Paula

Credit: The Topps Company

Washington Senators

Carlos Paula

Batting fifth for Washington on Sept. 6, 1954 was Carlos Paula, a Cuban-born player who became the first player of color for the franchise. Paula went 2-for-5 in his debut and went on to hit .271 with nine home runs during three seasons for the Senators as a part-time player.

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