Jackie Robinson

9 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson on April 14, 2017

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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In Memoriam: Ralph Branca

Jackie Robinson on November 24, 2016

With deep sadness, the Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Dodger great Ralph Branca, who played a significant role in an important chapter in the history of Major League Baseball. Debuting with the team in 1944, the New York native and three-time All-Star pitcher won 80 games for the Dodgers with a career-high 21 […]

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Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s Daughter, Reflects on Baseball in Cuba

Jackie Robinson on April 4, 2016

On Opening Day, Sharon Robinson reflects on relations between the United States and Cuba and the “unifying game of baseball.”

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