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Jackie Robinson, broke the colour barrier in baseball and fought for civil rights. Here he is in his WWII uniform, but he never saw combat due to being court-marshalled for trumped-up charges because he refused to submit to the racism he faced in the military via @Linda Hickerson

Jackie Robinson - Broke baseball's color barrier. At UCLA he became the school's first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports - baseball, basketball, football and track.

The incredible Jackie Robinson

Considered by many as not only the greatest catcher to ever play in the Negro Leagues, but the greatest catcher in baseball history period, Josh Gibson hit an astounding .359 for his career. Known as the “Black Babe Ruth,” he never played in the Major Leagues because of their exclusionary rules towards Blacks.

1953: Mickey Mantle sets records in baseball

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (Aug 29,1912,13or14–Jan 7,1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history.Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was "too strenuous"

Wa-Ho-Tuk. Jim Thorpe, Olympic Gold Medalist and All American Football player. Sak Tribe