TYPE: Magazine
DIMENSIONS: 9" x 12"
CONDITION: Exhibiting EX quality throughout, it displays nicely.
ITEM ID: 4122

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“Baseball’s Beloved Bums” Brooklyn Dodgers Publication – With Jackie Robinson Insert

Year: 1947
Decade: 1940s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Original 1947 publication featuring the Brooklyn Dodger. An added insert focusing on newly named team member Jackie Robinson.

Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers, by signing Robinson, heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.