April 11, 1947 in History
Event:
Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball




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Jackie Robinson History:
April 15, 1997 - Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams
July 14, 1987 - Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
October 24, 1972 - Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player, Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at 53
January 24, 1962 - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 5, 1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to New York Giants
December 13, 1956 - Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000 Robinson retires
October 8, 1953 - Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in and drops white players from his group
November 30, 1952 - Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism
February 4, 1952 - 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC New York)
January 24, 1950 - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
November 18, 1949 - NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
September 19, 1947 - Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
September 17, 1947 - Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
June 24, 1947 - Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
April 17, 1947 - Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
April 15, 1947 - Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut
April 10, 1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)
April 18, 1946 - Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
February 10, 1946 - 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
October 23, 1945 - Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract
January 31, 1919 - Jackie Robinson, born in Georgia, 1st black major league baseball player, Dodgers


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