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Rodney pushed for MLB integration

Updated: May 3, 2010, 8:58 AM ET
By William Weinbaum | ESPN

Sepia and disintegrating, bound and boxed, available from a repository only by special request, back issues of the long-defunct Communist Party of America's "Daily Worker" newspaper contain a mostly overlooked side of the baseball integration saga.

On the campus of New York University, where Lester Rodney was a student three-quarters of a century ago, the archivist of the Tamiment Library recently requisitioned several years' worth of the newspapers from a New Jersey warehouse ...

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