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Dodgers Dugout: Every day should be Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson (Associated Press)

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and today we honor the memory of Jackie Robinson.

Jackie Robinson Day

Today’s newsletter has only one focus: Jackie Robinson. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his major-league debut at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field before a crowd of 26,623. He walked and scored a run in the Dodgers’ 5–3 victory. Thus began one of the most amazing careers in sports history. Robinson broke the color barrier and faced challenges few major leaguers ever had to endure.

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