The First Black Yankee Pitcher

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https://voicethread.com/?#u3470961.b4478367.i24238369 Al Downing made his Major League debut with one of the greatest Yankee teams of all-time and in fact they were one of the greatest teams in Major League Baseball history, the 1961 New York Yankees, becoming the first black pitcher in franchise history.  As a Yankee Downing would lead the American League in strikeouts in 1964 and he …