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Black Baseball Pioneer William White's 1879 Game

Did William White break baseball's color line, 68 years before Jackie Robinson? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with The Wall Street Journal sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about White, who may have played one major-league game in 1879.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.