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First Puerto Rican To Play In The Negro Leagues: Emilio “Millito” Navarro

By Efrain Nieves In the early 1900s Blacks were not allowed to play baseball with Whites due to Jim Crow laws.  Hence, Blacks formed there  own groups of teams and played across the country. In 1920 Andrew “Rube” Foster,  then a former player, helped organize the Negro league with White and Black business owners.  Emilio “Millito […]

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