First Players from Africa, Lithuania Mark New Era for Major League Baseball

May 6, 2017 12:42 AM
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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.