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Jackie Robinson Day

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On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut. This was a monumental step in the history of America’s Pastime as Jackie broke the color barrier of an all white professional sport. Brooklyn Dodgers Manager, Branch Rickey, knew that this process would not have been easy, but he also knew it was going to be an essential step not only for baseball but also for the United States. Robinson was not only an icon for civil rights as he changed the demographics of baseball, he was a phenomenal ball player. Some of his accolades include: All-Star (6x), Most Valuable Player, and World Series champion. In 1997, Jackie’s number 42 was retired by the whole league because of what he did for the sport of baseball. Each year, teams jersey’s do not feature the player’s chosen number, but rather they all don the number 42 in honor of what Robinson did in 1947. Robinson would have been 100 years old this year…

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