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  • Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:00:00    Permalink
    42: A Literary Celebration of Jackie Robinson Day

    “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

    It was just six days prior to the start of the 1947 season when baseball—and the world and culture in which the sport exists—would be forever changed. Jackie Robinson, baseball phenom and the first professional African American to play in the major leagues, was called up from a Brooklyn Dodgers minor league team to start at first base on Opening Day.

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