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Bill Rigney Remembers Jackie Robinson’s 1st MLB Home Run…for Good Reason

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Bill Rigney was in his 2nd season with the New York Giants when Jackie Robinson joined the cross town rivals, Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He remembers being the second baseman when Jackie hit his first MLB home run. But he doesn’t recall it because of Jackie’s big hit.

Bill Rigney was in his 2nd season with the New York Giants when Jackie Robinson joined the cross town rivals, Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He remembers being the second baseman when Jackie hit his first MLB home run. But he doesn’t recall it because of Jackie’s big hit.

Bill Rigney
Bill Rigney 1953.jpg

Rigney in 1953.
Infielder / Manager
Born: January 29, 1918
Alameda, California
Died: February 20, 2001 (aged 83)
Walnut Creek, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1946, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 12, 1953, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .259
Home runs 41
Runs batted in 212
Managerial record 1,239–1,321
Winning % .484
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

This episode originally aired August, 1987.

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