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Who was the first player to brake the color barrier in Major League Baseball (MLB). The answer is Jackie Robinson. Robinson played 10 seasons for the Brooklyn dodgers. During his career, he won the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award. He also appears in six World Series. In addition to being an incredibly gifted ballplayer he is regarded as a important figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Robinson was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In 2004, MLB introduced “Jackie Robinson Day,” which celebrates he's life and achievements. On that day, every baseball player, manager and umpire wears Robinsons old jersey number 42.

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Who was the first player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball (MLB)? The answer is Jackie Robinson. Robinson played 10 seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers. During his career, he won the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. He also appeared in six World Series. In addition to being an incredibly gifted ballplayer, he is regarded as an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Robinson was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In 2004, MLB introduced “Jackie Robinson Day,” which celebrates his life and achievements. On that day, every baseball player, manager, and umpire wears Robinsons old jersey number 42.

 

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