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Sat Apr 15, 2017, 08:23 AM


April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson Makes His MLB Debut

70 years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. If Robinson had failed, it would have been another decade before it would have been attempted again and it is not a stretch to say that Robinson helped pave the way for the Civil Rights movement.

Grace, amazing self restrain against ugly racism, and a sheer talent baseball all make Jackie Robinson a great American.

(If you have not seen the recent Robinson biopic "42", Watch It!)

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