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Former Red Sox infielder Pumpsie Green dies at 85

Former Red Sox infielder Pumpsie Green dies at 85

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July 17 (UPI) -- Former Major League infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, who was the first black player in Boston Red Sox history, died Wednesday from unknown causes at the age of 85. Green made his Major League debut as a pinch-runner on July 21, 1959. Boston was the last pre-expansion team to field a black player. "We salute the courage Pumpsie Green demonstrated 60 years ago when he became our first player of color," Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said. "Despite the challenges he faced, he showed great resilience and took pride in wearing our uniform. He honored us by his presence. We send our deepest condolences to Pumpsie's family and friends." Green hit .246 with 13 home runs and 74 RBIs for the Red Sox and New York Mets from 1959 to 1963. Green played a career-high 133 games for the R...
Yankess sign veteran infielder Cliff Pennington

Yankess sign veteran infielder Cliff Pennington

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April 6 (UPI) -- With a number of big injuries on their roster, the New York Yankees signed veteran infielder Cliff Pennington on Saturday. The team announced the signing and sent Pennington to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to get playing time, and he is expected to join the roster soon. Friday, he played for the RailRiders and went 1-for-3 against the Buffalo Bisons. The move was made after the team lost infielders Miguel Andujar, Troy Tulowitzki and Didi Gregorius to injuries, which left the team needing help. Overall the Yankees have 11 players on the injured list. Pennington spent the 2018 season with the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers, but mostly played in the minors, spending 16 games with the Reds at the Major League level. The veteran brings plenty of Major League experience ...