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Hi, this is the easiest way for me to comment -- I saw your review of 42 at http://www.billjamesonline.com/jackie_robinson_and_42/and I just want to mention that Jackie Robinson didn't go 0-4 on April 14, 1947. He went 0-3 with a sacrifice bunt. He got on base because of an error in the fielding of the sacrifice bunt but he wasn't charged at AB because it was a sacrifice bunt.I was just doing some fact checking for a piece that used the 0-4 stat line so I wondered where he'd gotten it -- since the box scores for the game say 0 for 3. So I looked online. Probably wikianswers is the culprit.Sincerely,Fran RosenAssociate Professor & LibrarianFerris State University
Aha. Perhaps the piece I was quoting said "hitless in four trips."
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