Nashua Dodgers

From BR Bullpen

In their first season in 1946, the Nashua Dodgers were the first minor league team in the United States to integrate when the parent Brooklyn Dodgers assigned former Negro Leagues players Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe to play here. At the same time, Jackie Robinson was playing for the Montreal Royals, but that was in Canada, as were the Trois-Rivières Royals who also included a couple of former Negro Leaguers.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1946 80-41 2nd Walter Alston League Champs
1947 82-44 2nd John Dantonio League Champs
1948 84-41 2nd Al Campanis League Champs
1949 71-52 2nd Greg Mulleavy

Further Reading[edit]

  • Michael Casey (Associated Press): "New Hampshire town recognized for historic role in racially integrating baseball in the 1940s", Yahoo! News, May 30, 2023. [1]