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American baseball player

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Jackie Robinson: American baseball player
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

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Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson's centennial year

Vin Scully joined the widow of his friend Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration
USATODAY.com - Published

MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Major League Baseball pay's homage to Jackie Robinson.
USATODAY.com - Published

On This Day: 15 April 1947

Jackie Robinson became the first African American of the modern era to play Major League Baseball. (April 15)
USATODAY.com - Published
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