Black in the Day…Meet the Real Joe Black

October 1, 1952:   On this date Joe Black became the first black pitcher to win a World Series game. The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 4-2. He was told that the color of his skin would keep him out of the big leagues, but Joe Black worked his way up through the Negro Leagues and the Cuban Winter League. He burst into the Majors in 1952 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the face of segregation, verbal harassment, and even death threats, Joe Black rose to the…