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Howard Bryant

Friday, November 29, 2002

Boston fans have long blamed The Red Sox failure to win the World Series on "the curse of the bambino", but sports journalist Howard Bryant traces it to their reluctance to sign contracts with Hall-of-Famers Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. He explores the history of racism in Boston baseball, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston.

Music: Field of Dreams soundtrack composer James Horner

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