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'Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball'

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'Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball'

'Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball'

'Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball'

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When the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson as the first black major league baseball player of the 20th century, the team's desire to win a pennant had as much to do with the decision as civil rights did. NPR's Scott Simon, who has just written a book on Robinson's milestone, discusses the legendary player on Morning Edition.

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