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This Day in Georgia History

August 28, 1945

Jackie Robinson Met Branch Rickey

Jackie Robinson met with the Dodgers’ team owner Branch Rickey to discuss his future and the difficulties he would face as the first black player in major league baseball. Later, Robinson would agree to a salary of $600 per month, plus a $3,500 signing bonus, to break in with Montreal Royals farm club for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson would play with the Royals for the 1946 season before joining the Dodgers in l947.

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