In the idiotic world of "Progressive" history, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, but what no one really knows is that in baseball, there was NO RULE that prohibited black players from participating.
The main reason that no blacks were in professional sports is that the Democrats had enacted Jim Crow laws to keep black folks uneducated and mainly relegated to farm and general labor jobs. Black people were basically unable to ever rise out of those positions because of the Democrat Party and their enforcement branch, the Ku Klux Klan. When you have to pick cotton or cut timber all day, every day, just to make groceries, playing a child's game kinda takes a back seat, amirite?
Fast forward a few years to 1945 when Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson to a minor league contract. Branch Rickey is the person that ultimately broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and he did it by convincing Jackie to take a move up to the big leagues. Sadly, most people, while actually knowing that Jackie Robinson could never have become a professional ball player on his own, never stop to point out who REALLY broke the color barrier in baseball.
While Jackie Robinson was certainly a great player and deserved all the credit for his performance, Branch Rickey was the person that went to bat for black ball players and actually broke the color barrier in MLB.
Also, on this date in Blackuary 1968, Wilt Chamberlain scored the ONLY double-triple-double EVER in the history of the NBA. In case you have no clue what that is, it is the act of totaling at least twenty in three of the five statistical categories. Wilt had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists in a win over the Pistons. After the game, Wilt immediately went out and had sex with twelve women, bringing his growing total to approximately six thousand, a figure he eventually eclipsed with another fourteen or so thousand bedded chicks at the time of his autobiography in 1991.
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