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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 he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers 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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Current and Former Black MLB Players Donate Salaries on Jackie Robinson Day [Video]

Current and Former Black MLB Players Donate Salaries on Jackie Robinson Day

The announcement comes as Robinson is celebrated on August 28.

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