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Jackie Robinson comic book, July 1951
Jackie Robinson comic book, July 1951

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Jackie Robinson Throws the Opening Pitch
October 15, 1972

The crowd roared with applause as one of baseball's greatest heroes, Jackie Robinson, stepped out onto the field. On October 15, 1972, Robinson, then 53, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the second game of the World Series--25 years after he became the first African American to play in Major League baseball.
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