Welcome to Sports Throwback Thursday! On today’s edition of Sports Throwback Thursday, it belong to the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. 50 years ago, they made history and didn’t even notice how impact it will be. Nine players took the field and they were of Black or Latin descent.
Back in 1971, the Pirates stadium used to be called Three Rivers Stadium. It must’ve been cool to witness history right in front of your eyes. The nine players that took the field were – Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Jackie Hernandez, and Dock Ellis.