MONTREAL ROYALS

The Montreal Royals were the Triple-A level International League minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Branch Rickey felt able to sign an African-American player before any other owner in part because he had a high-minor club in what was considered a relatively tolerant city. Montreal was considered to be, and probably was, the most cosmopolitan city in North America.

-Coverage in The Sporting News 1945-

White sportswriters and newspapers did not cover the Negro Leagues, but they began to pay attention after Robinson's signing.

Reactions to Jackie I

The Sporting News, November 1, 1945

Reactions to Jackie II

The Sporting News, November 1, 1945

Problems Ahead

The Sporting News, November 1, 1945

Jackie at the Bat

Jackie Robinson, 1946

Jackie's Teammates

Ian MacDonald, Montreal sportswriter

-Coverage in The Sporting News 1946-

Great Montreal Season

The Sporting News, August 21, 1946

Headed for the Majors

The Sporting News, October 16, 1946

 

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