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Elijah “Pumpsie” Green Dies at 85 After Breaking Boston Red Sox Color Barrier in 1959

Red Sox Hall of Fame second-baseman Elijah “Pumpsie” Green has passed at the age of 85, nearly 60 years to the day in which he broke the color line in Red Sox baseball. Nearly 60 years ago today, on July 21, 1959, it was Elijah “Pumpsie” Green who officially shattered the color-line which prevented a […]