Before 1947, professional baseball was as segregated as the rest of American society: Black baseball players were forced to compete in the Negro Leagues, rather than in Major League Baseball. But on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and changed history by becoming the first African American to play in the Major League Baseball. Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and managed by the visionary Branch Rickey, Robinson spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, during which time the Dodgers won six pennants. ...

Jackie Robinson 2008, Checkmark Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791098486

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Jackie Robinson 2007, Chelsea House Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791094426