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Jackie Robinson Day Tribute Postponed

Baseball is honoring legendary player Jackie Robinson with Jackie Robinson Day. The baseball pioneer was to be honored at Yankee Stadium before the city’s match against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, but rain forced the committee to move the game and ceremony to Wednesday. Robinson is Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first African-American player, successfully breaking the game’s color line when Dodgers …

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Statue Defaced: Jackie Robinson’s in Brooklyn

A statue of groundbreaking African-American baseball star Jackie Robinson was vandalized today in Brooklyn. In a statement by the NYPD, detective John Nevandro of the 60th precinct has said the incident “is being treated as a bias crime… Hate Crimes will investigate the incident.” A manager of the MCU baseball park in Coney Island discovered the vandalism around 8:30 this …

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Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Baseball’s Color Line-Breaker

Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player, ending his career with a .311 battling average, 1,518 hits and 137 home runs. For that alone he would have been remembered. But as we all know, Jackie Robinson had a much more important role in history than simply good MLB player. In 1947, Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in a move …

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Jackie Robinson Celebrated, Honored In MLB

Jackie Robinson was a hero to many, and not just for his skills on the field. He was a legend in his own time who managed to break the color barrier on April 15th, 1947 when he played his first major league game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The sport had been segregated for 50 years before then, but after that, …

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