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Jackie Robinson Recreation Center
Jackie Robinson was not the first African American to play in the majors, but he was the first acknowledged person of color to play in the modern era. Robinson was a young and rising star for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues when Brooklyn Dodgers general manager selected him as the first black player on his roster. Robinson played in the minors before making his first appearance for the Brooklyn Dodgers and his success opened the way for other African Americans. Robinson led his team to multiple World Series before retiring with a lifetime batting average of.311.
SourcesThe New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. (2015, 4 1). Jackie Robinson Park. Retrieved from NTC Parks: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/jackie-robinson-park_manhattan
New York, NY 10030
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