Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson!!

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***Photo is credited by Charles Shields***

Today, we celebrate the late Jackie Robinson`s 94th birthday. Robinson, who passed away in 1972 was the first African-American to play major league baseball. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 12, 1947. According to http://www.baseball-reference.com, Robinson`s career statistics: 137 HR, .311 BA (100th), 734 RBI, 2B/3B/1B, HOF in 1962, 1949 NL MVP, 1947 ML RoY, 6xAllStar, Dodgers 1947-1956, b:R/t:R, 1x BA Leader. Robinson was the first and probably the best baseball player of modern day era.

Source link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/01/31/jackie-robinson-birthday-google-doodle/1880329/

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