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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

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  1. PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Part of a highway in southern Ohio is being renamed for Scioto (sy-OH'-tuh) County native Branch Rickey, the baseball executive who signed Jackie Robinson to break ... FULL ARTICLE AT San Antonio Express-News

  2. First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson

    Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. FULL ARTICLE AT The Los Angeles Times

  1. Filmmaker Ken Burns vows true portrait of 'most important person in the history of baseball'

    With a likely air date in 2016, Burns is focused on providing a complex, imperfect view of American hero Jackie Robinson. FULL ARTICLE AT Yahoo! Sports

  2. Your Big Apple taxi ride will cost a little extra, buying wheelchair users a Jackie Robinson moment

    A federal judge has approved a settlement clearing the way for New York City taxis to apply a 30-cent surcharge, which is intended to finance an expansion of wheelchair-accessible vehicles ... FULL ARTICLE AT Business Journal of Phoenix

  1. Bondy: Before Jackie Robinson, four broke NFL color line

    Jackie Robinson wasn’t the only black pioneer in professional sports, just as Billie Jean King wasn’t the sole trailblazer among women. For some reason, our society needs to ... FULL ARTICLE AT New York Daily News

  2. Judge approves surcharge making taxis more wheelchair accessible

    Comparing it to Jackie Robinson ​breaking baseball’s “color barrier” in 1947, a federal judge on Tuesday approved ​a settlement requiring riders to pay a 30-cent surcharge aimed at making ... FULL ARTICLE AT New York Post

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Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Although not the first African-American professional baseball player in United States history, Robinson's 1947 Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately 60 years of baseball segregation, breaking the baseball color line, or... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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