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Tweet   Tomorrow is Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball, where the man who broke baseball’s color barrier when he suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 will be honored and celebrated. In 1997 Robinson’s uniform no. 42 was retired by all thirty MLB teams. All players in action tomorrow will [...]
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