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Jackie RobinsoJackie Robinson - the first African-American to play in the major leagues, in 1947. He endured physical and verbal abuse on and off the field, showing remarkable courage, while helping pave the way for the civil rights movementn - Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson - The first African-American to play in the Baseball major leagues, in He endured physical and verbal abuse on and off the field, showing remarkable courage, while helping pave the way for the civil rights movement - Brooklyn Dodgers

This Day In MLB History: 1947 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced that he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals. Robinson was the first African-American player of the modern era.  keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com  keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

This Day In MLB History: 1947 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced that he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals. Robinson was the first African-American player of the modern era.

Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers (my team!)

Obama, others wrestle with being black and being first

April 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the segregation barrier in MLB by becoming the first African-American player in the major leagues. This event challenged the traditional basis of segregation, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Jackie Robinson was a four-sport star at UCLA, playing football, baseball, track, and basketball.

This is Jackie Robinson & Branch Rickey, 1962: pic.twitter.com/0VnuKYOswK

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April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson integrates baseball. More than 26,000 spectators, at least 14,000 of them African Americans, crowd into New York's Ebbet Field as Jack Roosevelt Robinson, the first African American to play baseball for a Major League team, starts as the Brooklyn Dodgers' first baseman against the Boston Braves. Robinson will endure racist resistance throughout his first season in the majors, but the national pastime’s color barrier will be forever broken.

Although I strongly dislike the dodgers I respect and admire Jackie Robinson. If you haven't seen 42 I suggest you see it asap! Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform, from the Records of the U. Information Agency

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Breaking barriers: Jackie Robinson photo captures defining moment in baseball history

Natonal League- Brooklyn Dodgers: Jackie Robinson and from the American League…

~~The first two African American Players in baseball~~Natonal League- Brooklyn Dodgers: Jackie Robinson and from the American League- Cleveland Indians: Larry Doby.

Dodgers beat the Yankees---Finally ....Jackie Robinson stealing home in the 1955 World Series !!

Dodgers beat the Yankees---Finally .Jackie Robinson stealing home in the 1955 World Series ! Yogi still swears he got him. I doubt it, Jackie was amazing!

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates - right field -- incredible talent -- we lost him far too early

Recalling a Hero: Roberto Clemente Walker: Puerto Rican professional baseball player. Major League Baseball right fielder, played 18 seasons for Pittsburgh Pirates through

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