Only A Game Published by Only A Game 24 Years After Jackie Robinson's MLB Debut, The '71 Pirates Made History Listen 5 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/677988/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Paul Guggenheimer remembers watching the World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates in 1971. That year, they became the first MLB team to start an all-black lineup.