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    1947 - Jackie Robinson

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    http://www.WatchMojo.com looks back at the 20th Century. In 1947 on April 15th, Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers at first base, after a stint with the Montreal Royals. He was the first African American major league baseball player of modern baseball. That year he won Rookie of the Year.