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Jackie Robinson Debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers

On April 10, 1947, in one of the most significant moments in baseball history, Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player of the 20th century to sign a major league contract. Robinson signs a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Dodgers, whose general manager, Branch Rickey, had personally recruited Robinson from the Negro Leagues…

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Barry Bonds joins 300 -300 club

On April 27, 1996, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants becomes only the fourth player to hit 300 home runs and steal 300 bases. With two home runs against the Florida Marlins, Bonds joins Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, and his father, Bobby Bonds, in the exclusive club.

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