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How many years did Jackie Robinson play baseball for?

On this day 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. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. Exactly

Likewise, when did Jackie Robinson play in the Negro Leagues?

Baseball remained a segregated sport well into the 1940s. In 1945, a talented young player named Jackie Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro American League.

When did Jackie Robinson retire from baseball?

1941
1946
1957

What was Jackie Robinson's position in baseball?

Running back
Shortstop
Infielder
First baseman
Second baseman
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