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"Other than Bellán in Troy, the league was lily-white."
- That line remains in the article, the gist of a few sentences that I have otherwise deleted, beginning "More than fifty years before Jackie Robinson." Is there any reason to doubt that Bellan was lily-white? --P64 03:01, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Several sources give October 1, 1949 as the DOB, such as [Wikipedia]- which includes two good references (one from the student registry at St John's/Fordham, the other from his passport). I have changed it here to the more specific date.The Original Historygeek (talk) 20:15, 25 August 2009 (UTC)