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Sunday, August 9, 2020

A trip to the last century!


1947: Jackie Robinson makes history

In 1947, American sports legend Jackie Robinson—who held a lifetime batting average of .311—became the first African American to play Major League Baseball since the 1880s. As the only black player of the era, Robinson endured heckling and threats. "Plenty of times I wanted to haul off when somebody insulted me for the color of my skin, but I had to hold to myself,” he recalled. "I knew I was kind of an experiment. The whole thing was bigger than me.” This Getty Images photograph captures Robinson signing his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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