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Al Campanis


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Al Campanis: Alexander Sebastian Campanis was an American executive in Major League Baseball. He had a brief Major League career as a second baseman, playing for both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Montreal Royals, the Dodgers' minor-league team. Campanis is most famous for his position as general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1968 to 1987, from which he was fired on April 6, 1987 as a result of controversial remarks regarding blacks in baseball during an interview on Nightline.

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Google previewThe Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (2005)

Al Campanis. “Campanis did more in ten minutes than we've done in 20 years. When a black says something, we're radicals, we've got a chip on our shoulder. When a white says something, people have to listen and evaluate and respond .

Google previewThe Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia (2002)

by Robert Beck

Baseball's Carl Hubbell, Al Campanis, Bob Trocolor, and Tony Ravish played themselves in Big Leaguer. English players Rex Harrison and George Cole are listed in the credits of Journey Together. The singing group the Hi-Lo's, and director ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Mexico (2002)

by David W. Dent

Between the 1979 and 1980 baseball seasons, general manager Al Campanis sent Dodger pitcher Bobby Castillo — a Latino from the barrios of East Los Angeles — to teach Fernando how to throw a screwball, one of the most difficult pitches ...

Google previewThe Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia (2001)

by Russell Schneider

Al Campanis, the Dodgers' general manager, was willing to give up the three pitchers, but wouldn't part with Valentine, and ottered minor league outfielder Bill Buckner instead. But Dark refused. If Valentine was not included in the package, ...

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