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Happy Anniversary Jackie Robinson, but Don’t Forget Larry Doby

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Yesterday marked the 62nd anniversary of the integration of Major League Baseball by Jackie Robinson. Robinson, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was the first African-American to play in the bigs.

But who was the second black guy to break into the lily-white world of Major League Baseball?

To honor Robinson, the Mets unveiled their new ball park, Citi Field, which features a regal rotunda. Robinson's widow, Rachel, handled the honors, while his daughter, Sharon, tossed out the first pitch. The rotunda includes majestic, black and white photos adorning the brick and tile walls of Robinson, with his Brooklyn Dodgers teammates and pioneering general manager Branch Rickey.

High above the ballpark entrance ...

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