Thank You, Jackie: Players Who Benefited From Jackie Robinson

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  • Jackie Robinson
  • Hank Aaron
  • Kenny Williams
  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Willie Mays
  • Darryl Strawberry
  • Eric Davis
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Tony Gwynn
  • Eddie Murray
  • Barry Bonds
  • Bob Gibson
  • Kirby Puckett
  • Dave Stewart
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Derek Jeter

Thank You, Jackie

Jackie Robinson made history when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, breaking the league's racial barrier and eventually leading to the further integration of the MLB. In honor of this date, BET.com takes a look at other great African-American baseball legends that came after him. 

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