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    Jackie Robinson

    Baseball Player

    Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinsonwas an American Major League Baseballsecond baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers, by playing Robinson, heralded the end of racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Cairo, GA
    • Country US
    • Died On 10/24/1972

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