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Jackie Robinson: Legends in Sports


by Matt Christopher

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson put on a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform and stepped onto Ebbets Field. That day, he became the first African American ever to play for the Major Leagues.

When Robinson first started playing for the Dodgers, other players treated him poorly, even some of his own teammates. But through it all, Robinson stood strong. He played each game with focus, determination, and heart. And as his stats climbed higher, his opponents grew quieter, until their voice was a mere whisper drowned out by the thunderous applause of fans across the nation.