Casey Stengel, full-length portrait, wearing sunglasses, while playing outfield for the Brooklyn Dodgers

Casey Stengel, full-length portrait, wearing sunglasses, while playing outfield for the Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson - on April 15, 1947, he became the first African American to play in the modern major leagues. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for ten seasons, led the National League in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949 and was named the NL Rookie of the Year in 1947. He was selected to six MLB All-Star teams and was the first African American to be selected as the league's MVP (1949).

Jackie Robinson - on April 15, 1947, he became the first African American to play in the modern major leagues. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for ten seasons, led the National League in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949 and was named the NL Rookie of the Year in 1947. He was selected to six MLB All-Star teams and was the first African American to be selected as the league's MVP (1949).

Brooklyn Dodgers spring training in Havana, Cuba, 1942. (L-R) Dolph Camilli, Billy Herman, Pee Wee Reese, and Arky Vaughn.

Brooklyn Dodgers spring training in Havana, Cuba, 1942. (L-R) Dolph Camilli, Billy Herman, Pee Wee Reese, and Arky Vaughn.

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