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Posted October 04. 2017 3:32PM

Nashua, 1400 baby chicks, and the integration of professional baseball

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DURING THE NASHUA DODGERS’ 1946 season, a local chicken farmer offered 100 baby chicks for every home run hit. That season, a newcomer to the team, catcher Roy Campanella, hit 14. Campanella sent all 1,400 chicks to his father, who used them to start a poultry farm just outside of Philadelphia.