Dexter Fowler Is First Black Chicago Cub To Play In The World Series

Submitted by: trimble 9 months ago in Sports
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An excerpt from NBC Sports:

The last time the Cubs were in the World Series was 1945, two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. As such, until Tuesday night, the Cubs never had a black player play for them in the World Series.

Dexter Fowler changed that, leading off the ballgame at Progressive Field against the Indians.

Good luck, Cubs -- it's about time.

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Male 513
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xa0Llxpjgg
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Male 2,969
I'm a Cubbies fan, but let's face it: They gonna choke ya'll, it what they do.
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Male 39,190
Like trimble said (above) it isn't the skin colour that matters, it's that it USED TO matter in baseball: no Negros were allowed to play in 1945, the last time the Cubs made it to the World series, eh? People just accepted this reality: owners, players, coaches, fans :-/ It sure took a long time for some human decency to win over the bigotry, and even longer in Basketball and Football!! Not the CFL (Canadian Football League) though, we always had a few black players around :-) Same for hockey, although to be honest there was a lot of bigotry in both leagues back in the day too...
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Male 1,611
His skin color matters because????????
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Male 8,161
His skin color does not matter. What matters is his ability. And, I tend to get tired every time it's mentioned that 'first time a black man has done 'X'' because he should be doing 'X" due to his ability, not his color. BUT, This IS an interesting bit of trivia that is more about how long it's been since the Cubs were in the World Series than the fact that Dexter is black.
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Male 3,660
It doesn't matter at all, this is just a fun story that simply illustrates how long it's been since the lowly Cubs have been in a World Series. There are all sorts of other milestones as well such as man walked on the Moon and so on.
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Male 39,190
No, not at all true, wtf dude? Wasn't lee Smith BLACK enough for you? Fuck?
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Male 2,432
wow dude. easy cracker calm down or people will think you're a weird canadian
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Male 39,190
oops!! I thought they were in the WS in the 80's! But noooo! you are correct, not in the WS since 1945 and I am entirely wrong. Sorry :-/
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Male 3,660
No worries, I can understand how it's hard to believe such an old franchise has not been in the WS in over 100 years and that this is about race but it's not really, just perspective.
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Male 39,190
Lee Smith is my personal #1 all time closer. Bar none. No one comes close, he was a monster :-)
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Male 3,539
the cubs lost that game 6-0. but they tied up the series earlier tonight 5-1. i didnt watch tonights game though, i didnt have any alcohol and sports can get pretty damn boring.
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