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4-3-1954----Making his major league debut during the first season opener at Forbes Field in 61 years, second baseman Curt Roberts becomes the first black to play for the Pirates. The former Kansas City Monarch, signed by 72 year-old general manager Branch Rickey, triples off Robin Roberts in the first inning as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 4-2.
Roberts died when an automobile struck him while he was changing a tire on his car.(age 40) His former Pirates teammates only learned of his death 20 years later when being interviewed for a newspaper article.