Jackie Robinson Breaks the Colorline

Jackie Robinson became the first black major league player in 1947.  Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees and was voted Rookie of the Year in 1947.  Robinson was a slick-fielding second baseman, a steady stick at the plate, and a marvelous base-runner.  He was a football, basketball, baseball, and track star at UCLA.

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