Robinson

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(6) Hall of Fame inductee Jackie Robinson is seen pictured here as a Brooklyn Dodger . On the 15th April , 1947 , Robinson became the first person of color to play for a professional baseball team in Major League Baseball , and as a part of the then changing times within the social landscape of the country this solemn moment was seen as a “catalyst” for change . Albeit , that it was not universally looked upon in all areas of the social fabric of society. Each year date . 15th April ,1947 is commemorated by MLB and has come to be known as ” Jackie Robinson Day” . The player’s number has been officially retired by the league hierarchy . And this year will mark the sixty-eighth anniversary of this now historical landmark event within North American sports . AP /REUTTERS …. archives …

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