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15/04/1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to play in MLB


April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson Makes Major League Debut


April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson makes His MLB Debut


1947 - Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American in the major leagues when he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. During his first season in the majors, Robinson encountered racism from opposing teams and fans, as well as some of his own teammates. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport.
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