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  1. 2 days ago · Jackie Robinson (born January 31, 1919, Cairo, Georgia, U.S.—died October 24, 1972, Stamford, Connecticut) was the first Black baseball player to play in the American major leagues during the 20th century.

  2. Jackie Robinson. 2nd Baseman. Class of 1962. Home. Hall of Fame Explorer. Robinson, Jackie. About. Stats. Stories. Related Hall of Famers. Enlarge Plaque. Jackie Robinson's pioneering legacy still resonates throughout the game of baseball today. 1,416 1,416. Games. 1919 1919. Birth year. About Jackie Robinson.

  3. Apr 16, 2024 · LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball marked the 77th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the sport’s color barrier on Monday. Robinson started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, beginning the end of the racial segregation that had relegated Black players to the Negro Leagues for decades.

  4. Written by: Craig Muder. Jackie Robinson left behind a lifetime of history. And he was making that history right up to the moment he passed away at the young age of 53. On Oct. 24, 1972, Robinson succumbed to the effects of heart disease and diabetes at his home in Stamford, Conn.

  5. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees to win their first World Series Championship. Robinson took home the Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, the Most Valuable Player Award in 1949, and in 1962 became the first African American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  6. Apr 15, 2022 · In this collection story, we highlight two important objects from the inaugural, impactful 1947 baseball season when Jackie Robinson changed the trajectory of the game: a pinback button and a Time magazine cover featuring Jackie Robinson.

  7. - On April 15, 1947, 28-year-old Jackie Robinson made an historic debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the 20th centuryRobinson went 0-for-3 in his debut, but flawlessly handled 11 chances at first base against the Boston Braves.

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