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Jackie Robinson: A Baseball Legend Modern Fans Would Appreciate

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Jackie Robinson: A Baseball Legend Modern Fans Would Appreciate

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Jackie Robinson: A Baseball Legend Modern Fans Would Appreciate

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Commentator John Manuel says in some ways, Jackie Robinson — who posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday — would have fit right in with the Red Sox of today. In 1945, the Red Sox passed on signing Robinson because of his race.