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Jeter, Cano, Rivera Spark Yankees Win: Why Jackie Robinson Is Smiling in Heaven

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

April 15 represents a moment in American history that is equally as significant as any ingredient of the Civil Rights Movement. On that special day in 1947, Jackie Robinson tore down the walls that once impeded his race’s inclusion into America’s Pastime.

 

Robinson proudly donned a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform and jogged onto a Major League Baseball diamond with motives far greater and more powerful than winning a pennant. He forced America to watch as a black man proved that he was not only an equal to his white colleagues, but far superior in many ways.

 

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