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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (Baseball.  Born, Cairo, GA, Jan. 31, 1919; died, Stamford, CT, Oct. 24, 1972.)  Jack Roosevelt Robinson is more than a baseball figure.  He is a goliath among Americans.  Introduced by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 as the first black man to play in the modern history of the major leagues, Robinson accomplished astounding […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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