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This Day in Georgia History

April 11, 1947

Jackie Robinson Signed with Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson signed a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers for an annual salary of $5,000 with a signing bonus of $3,500. Subsequently, he became the first black player in a major league exhibition baseball game in which the Dodgers played the New York Yankees.

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