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Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson - The First African American to Play in the MLB | Mini Bio | BIO

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Jackie Robinson talks with Ed Sullivan

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Jackie Robinson interviewed on Dick Cavett Show

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Jackie Robinson Steals Home

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A look at Jackie's legacy

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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