The Slice

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.   




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to The Slice
The Slice

The online home for Paul Turner's musings and interactions with disciples of The Slice.









Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile