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Jackie Robinson
Date Issued: 1999-02-18
Postage Value: 33 cents

Commemorative issue
Celebrate the Century - 1940s
Jackie Robinson

The first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. In his 10 seasons with the Dodgers, Robinson played in six World Series, and was part of the 1955 world championship team. He played in six consecutive all-star games, from 1949-1954. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, and in 1997 Major League Baseball retired his uniform number, 42, across all major league teams. Following his playing career, he went on to be the first African-American television baseball analyst and the first African-American vice president of a major U.S. corporation.
 

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