Jackie Robinson was the first Black player in Major League Baseball and debuted as a shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues in 1944. In 1947 he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and shattered the color lines in baseball. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement, especially for Black athletes. In 1955, he went on to help the BK Dodgers win the World Series before retiring from the game in 1957.
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