BASEBALL HISTORY, FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league
baseball. He made his major league debut at Ebbets Field in 1947 as
a Brooklyn Dodger. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers win the World
Series.Robinson retired in 1957, with a career batting average of
311. He was the first African-American to be inducted into the
Baseball Hall of Fame on July 3, 1962. The Dodgers retired his
uniform number #42 in 1972.

ROBINSON HALL OF FAME

Jackie Robinson at his induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall
of Fame

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The Jackie Robinson Hall of Fame plaque

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