Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era for the Brooklyn Dodgers, made his first appearance on April 15, 1947. Photo circa 1950.

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Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era for the Brooklyn Dodgers, made his first appearance on April 15, 1947. Photo circa 1950.

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