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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated throughout Major League Baseball (MLB) in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play professional baseball in the MLB. On April 15, 1947, Robinson played his first professional game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. To commemorate Robinson's achievements, activities are planned each year at all MLB stadiums on April 15th. Home teams coordinate activities for the tribute, which may include pre-game award presentations, special guests throwing the first pitch, prizes for fans, and appearances by other legendary baseball stars. More...
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Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers steals home at Ebbets Field in New York on Aug. 22, 1948, beating the tag of Boston Braves catcher Bill Salkeld. Robinson was an astounding all-around athlete but not much of a baseball hitter during his college years at UCLA. But he learned from early trials and met his future wife in Southern California. Both helped him lead the integration of major league baseball.

On eve of Jackie Robinson Day, former Giants pitcher Kirk Rueter remembers wearing No. 42

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/14/6324943/on-eve-of-jackie-robinson-day.html#storylink=cpy
curmudgeonine
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:54:35 AM

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He was a wonderful role model
Marguerite
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:56:11 PM

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Jackie robinson railed against being muzzled by the team owners and his handler. As soon as he was no longer on the field plaing ball he actively worked for equal rights and became political. Hey, hey, Jackie.
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Wow. A lot happened on April 15.
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JACKIE ROBINSON - A real American Hero

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