Jackie Robinson: A remarkable life in 42 photos

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Jackie Robinson: A remarkable life in 42 photos

Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day on April 15 every season. Robinson, of course, broke the color barrier in MLB and had a Hall of Fame career with the Dodgers, and he did it all with the class and style most can only dream of, particularly under the circumstances.

Here, we honor Robinson with Jackie Robinson's life as told for 42 photos for No. 42.

PLAYERS: Jackie Robinson
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QUIZ: Name the first African American player for each MLB franchise

On April 15th, 1947, the color barrier in Major League Baseball was famously broken. Can you name the 18 African American players who first played for each MLB franchise?

Clue: Team-Date of first game

Notes: Teams that relocated to a new city after already breaking the color line are not listed a second time. Expansion teams that joined MLB after 1961 had been integrated from their first game and are not listed.

Score:
0/18
Time:
5:00
BKD/4-15-47
Jackie Robinson
CLE/7-5-47
Larry Doby
STB/7-17-47
Hank Thompson
NYG/7-8-49
Monte Irvin
NYG/7-8-49
Hank Thompson
BOB/4-18-50
Sam Jethroe
CHW/5-1-51
Minnie Minoso
PHA/9-13-53
Bob Trice
CHC/9-17-53
Ernie Banks
PIT/4-13-54
Curt Roberts
STL/4-13-54
Tom Alston
CIN/4-17-54
Nino Escalera
CIN/4-17-54
Chuck Harmon
WSS/9-6-54
Carlos Paula
NYY/4-14-55
Elston Howard
PHI/4-22-57
John Kennedy
DET/6-6-58
Ozzie Virgil, Sr.
BOS/7-21-59
Pumpsie Green
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