Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier on this day in 1947

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Ballpark sit empty on the seventy third anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first game as a Dodger but his contributions to the game in the civil rights movement remain vivid he was the first player to win both the rookie of the year and MVP awards doing it within his first three seasons just forty three when he was elected to the baseball hall of fame Robert to continue to fight the battle of racial justice until his death in nineteen seventy two in his final speech he said he looked forward to the day when you see a black man managing in the majors something that wouldn't occur until two and a half years after he passed away I'm Dave Ferrie

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