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What if Jackie Robinson played here?

You know, what if — instead of Montreal — Spokane had been the baseball pioneer's minor-league home before making the jump to the Dodgers?

I realize the Spokane Indians' relationship with the Dodgers was forged a number of years after Robinson broke the color barrier. But what if Spokane had been a top Dodgers' farm team in 1946 and 1947?

I'd like to think most fans here would have wished him well.

But let's not kid ourselves. Assuming they knew what was in the works, not everyone here would have been on the side of progress. I wonder how the SR would have covered it.   

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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