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Encouraging Gesture

Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play major league baseball. While breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium.

While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, be committed an error. 96 more words

Christian Living

42: A Movie About The Story Of Jackie Robinson of The Brooklyn Dodgers

This movie was partially filmed in my hometown of Chattanooga. It’s about the story of Jackie Robinson who was the first black baseball player to make a Major League roster with the Brooklyn Dodgers (before the relocated to Los Angeles). 61 more words

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The Negro League Baseball Fact For Today - Joe Black

Born on February 8, 1924 in Plainfield, New Jersey; right-handed pitcher Joe Black possessed a power fastball and natural slider. Black pitched with the Baltimore Elite Giants of the Negro National League (1943 -1950) while finishing college (Morgan State) and then was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers. 150 more words

African American History

Jackie Robinson Tribute at Journal Square: And Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett

It’s safe to assume that most commuters passing through the Journal Square PATH Station never realize the larger-than-life statue of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson outside the station is there because Robinson made his professional debut against the Jersey City Giants in 1946, the first African-American ballplayer to play in a AAA minor league game.  563 more words