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    • On August 28, 1945, Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey told Jackie Robinson in a secret meeting that he would be signed and break the color barrier. Today, Major League Baseball holds their Jackie Robinson Day, usually held on April 15, to commemorate Robinson’s Major League debut.

    • It’s so hard to believe that was not that long ago. They could fight in WWII to defend the country, but not play baseball.