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Jackie Robinson Memories

Jackie Robinson Memories

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50 years ago this month Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball, after signing a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. All Things Considered asked listeners to write and talk about their memories of Robinson. Today, on Opening Day, ATC listeners around the country remember watching Robinson play at Ebbits Field in Brooklyn, how his aggressive play intensified the game, and what his presence on the team meant to them.



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