Tag: Carlos Paula

Apr 15

Looking Back on Jackie Robinson Day – Washington Senators were Behind the Times

The Washington Senators failure to change with the time when it came to signing black ball players probably was one of the reasons the Senators stayed in the bottom tier of the American League. On September 6, 1954, Cuban born Carlos Paula played in his first game with the Washington Senators, making Paula the first …

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Sep 06

Better Late than Never

Better Late than Never On this day in the year of 1954 the Washington Senators played a black ballplayer for the first time. His name was Carlos Paula and he was from Havana, Cuba. The 26 year-old Paula started in left field for the Senators on September 6, 1954 seven years after Jackie Robinson made his Major …

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