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Historic Ballparks: Then and Now
Historic Ballparks: Then and Now(10 Photos)
From the wooden parks of the 19th century to today's retro-modern stadiums, ballpark design has changed with the times. Explore these trends and some of the historic parks that epitomize them.
Stars of the All-Star Game
Stars of the All-Star Game(8 Photos)
Since the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1933, standout players have been handpicked to participate in the annual event.
Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers
Jackie Robinson Breaks BarriersVideo Clip (3:06)
Video Clip (3:06)
Jackie Robinson's accomplishments on and off the field opens doors for all African Americans.
This Day In History: 04/15/1947 - Jackie Robinson Plays Ball
This Day In History: 04/15/1947 - Jackie Robinson Plays BallVideo Clip (1:00)
Video Clip (1:00)
On this day in history in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Little Rock Nine
Little Rock NineVideo Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
Led by civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates, these nine brave Arkansas teenagers broke through racial barriers to become the first black students to attend Little Rock High School.
Speeches & Audio (2)
Jackie Robinson on Racial Taunts
Jackie Robinson on Racial TauntsAudio Clip (0:52)
Audio Clip (0:52)
The first African-American to play major league baseball, Jackie Robinson describes his experience in the first few games of the 1947 season, when he was subjected to vicious epithets from other teams and spectators.
Jackie Robinson Appears Before HUAC
Jackie Robinson Appears Before HUACAudio Clip (0:33)
Audio Clip (0:33)
In 1949, Jackie Robinson was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee to discuss the appeal of communism to black America.
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(1919-1972), professional baseball player with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956); first African-American to play in major league baseball in the twentieth century.Go
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