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This Day in Georgia History

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson First African-American to Play Major League Baseball

Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball. In the game, he went hitless as his Brooklyn Dodgers took on the Boston Braves. Nevertheless, Robinson got on base due to a Braves’ error and scored the winning run in a 5-3 Dodger win.

To view an image of Jackie Robinson, see the Digital Library of Georgia.