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.

Bob Trice

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Philadelphia Athletics

Bob Trice

Pitcher Bob Trice first took a major-league mound Sept. 13, 1953, taking a 5-2 loss to Don Larsen and the St. Louis Browns. Trice pitched eight innings, allowed eight hits and five runs (all earned). He didn't walk a batter and struck out two. He pitched two more seasons with the Athletics, mostly as a starter, though he made four relief outings after the franchise moved to Kansas City in 1955. Trice finished his career 9-9 with a 5.80 ERA in 26 games (21 starts). Perhaps the oddest stat of his career is this, however: Trice struck out only 28 batters in 152 total innings, an average of 1.7 per nine innings.

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