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Before Jackie Robinson there was Jimmy Claxton


Last updated 7/17/2020 at 5:46pm

Photo courtesy of Steve Bertrand

Jimmy Claxton, who was of mixed race background, pitched for the Mukilteo Lighthouse Keepers from 1923-1924, where he had a 7-2 record.

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Jimmy Claxton, a Black baseball player, who broke the color barrier before Jackie Robinson. The story, written by former editor Sara Brue...

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