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    October 5th, 1947. There are not many things better in Baseball than a well executed takeout slide at Second Base. Jackie Robinson shows Phil Rizzuto how it’s done during game 6 of the 1947 World Series.

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Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in modern MLB with Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947; batted more than .300 for 1949-1954; retired after 1956 season.

Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) - an American baseball player who, (in April of 1947), became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. By 1949, he had won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

Jackie RobinsoJackie Robinson - the first African-American to play in the major leagues, in 1947. He endured physical and verbal abuse on and off the field, showing remarkable courage, while helping pave the way for the civil rights movementn - Brooklyn Dodgers