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  1. Midget Gaedel walks in only MLB appearance

    Larry Schwartz

    In his most outrageous stint, St. Louis Browns president Bill Veeck uses midget Eddie Gaedel (43 inches) as a pinch-hitter. Gaedel walks on four pitches and is replaced by a pinch-runner. He will be banned by baseball.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 16, 2001
  2. Doby is first African-American to play in AL

    Larry Schwartz

    It lacks the fanfare of Jackie Robinson's debut, but Larry Doby breaks the color barrier in the AL. He strikes out as pinch hitter for the Indians in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. Doby receives a standing ovation as he walks back to the dugout.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 04, 2001