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Jackie Robinson Would Have Played for the New York Giants

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On Dec. 13, 1956, the Brooklyn Dodgers traded Jackie Robinson to the hated New York Giants for left-handed journeyman pitcher Dick Littlefield.

The only problem was that neither team knew that Robinson had decided to retire from baseball.


Jackie Robinson's Letter to Horace Stoneham

About a month after the trade had been announced, Robinson informed Giants owner Horace Stoneham of his decision:

Dear Mr. Stoneham:

After due consideration I have decided to request to be placed on the voluntary retired list as I am going to devote my full time to the business opportunities that have been presented.

My sincere thanks to you and to Mr. Feeney for your wonderful cooperation ...

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