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Jackie Robinson and Montreal Baseball Memories

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Jackie Robinson and Montreal Baseball Memories

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Jackie Robinson and Montreal Baseball Memories

Jackie Robinson and Montreal Baseball Memories

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Before Jackie Robinson broke the major league color barrier, he had some practice with the Montreal Royals — a minor league team for the Brooklyn Dodgers. NPR's Scott Simon recounts the Robinson family's experience in Montreal and discusses his personal feelings on the Expos moving to Washington D.C.

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Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. Author of Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.