Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball

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At a time when much of the United States was still racially segregated, Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier to become the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. Born in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers, Robinson excelled in sports throughout his school years. After serving briefly in the army during WWII, he briefly played ball in the Negro Leagues. At about the same time, a handful of all-white Major League teams paid lip service to trying out black players. But it was when Robinson played his first ...

Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball 2014, Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9780778712428

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Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball 2014, Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9780778712442

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