In 1971, 24 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American baseball player, the Pittsburgh Pirates made history by fielding the first all minority team. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the Pirates continue to break ground for Major League Baseball, now by looking beyond borders to find new talent for America’s pastime.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/first-players-from-africa-lithuania-mark-new-era-for-major-league-baseball/3840039.html

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