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In Memoriam: Dan Rooney

April 17, 2017 - News

The Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of former United States Ambassador to Ireland, Pro Football Hall of Fame member, and chairman and owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney. All of us at the Jackie Robinson Foundation extend our sincere condolences to the Rooney family and the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. A visionary leader, champion of […]

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2017 JACKIE ROBINSON DAY ACTIVITIES & DETAILS

April 14, 2017 - Events, Jackie Robinson

   All Players to Once Again Wear Number ‘42’ on April 15th with Clubs Hosting On-field Ceremonies at Ballparks Additional Details Include the Inaugural ‘Trailblazer Series’ in Compton, Jackie Statue Unveiling, Special MLB Network Programming & MLB.com Coverage Major League Baseball today announced special activities around Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15, 2017, which […]

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9 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

April 14, 2017 - Jackie Robinson

Seventy years ago, Jackie Robinson stepped foot onto Ebbets Field as a Brooklyn Dodger for the first time, breaking the color barrier in baseball and changing the sport forever. Most people know him as the first African-American baseball player in Major League history, but few know that he was also much more: a veteran, a business man and a civil rights activist. He championed the right to first-class citizenship for all Americans.

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