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This Day in Baseball History
August 26, 1947 > Former Negro League star Dan Bankhead debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American pitcher in Major League history. Bankhead's mound experience is a forgettable one -- he allows eight runs and 10 hits in three and one-third innings -- although he does become the first National League pitcher to homer in his first at-bat.