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Jackie Robinson

Born on this date…Jackie “Roosevelt Robinson born January 31st 1919… In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first Africa American player in the Major Leagues, and was named Rookie of the Year. He helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series in 1955, defeating the New York Yankees. He Retired in 1957 and was inducted into the Baseball hall of Fame in 1962. In 1997 his #42 Jersey was Retired by all Major League teams, and every year on Jackie Robinson day every player wears #42…what an honor. Jackie Robinson died in Connecticut in 1972, at the age of 53. This has been a little history from Black in the Day…

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