Friday, May 4, 2007

I Didn't Know That

On this day in 1944:

Blacks were allowed to buy grandstand seats for the first time in St. Louis history. St. Louis was the last of the major league clubs to integrate seating. Blacks had been restricted to the bleachers.

I'm guessing that if you asked 100 baseball fans that question, 95 of them would have placed this date in the 1950s or later. At the very least after Jackie made his debut.