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A Forgotten Hero

The first minority to ever play in the National League, Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot tribe of Maine, arrived in the major leagues in 1897, 50 years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. And yet, Sockalexis has been largely forgotten. Tonight at 8 at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, author and baseball historian David Fleitz will talk about Sockalexis's significance. Tickets are $12, $6 for members. Program includes admission to Chasing Dreams. Arrive early to tour the exhibition. (Niesel)

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