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Jackie Robinson Foundation Announces Centennial Celebration in 2019

06 Mar 1948, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic --- Original caption: On his first day of spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers here, Jackie Robinson, Negro first baseman, proved a prime favorite with San Dominicans. He is shown here giving his autograph to some of the natives who watched the Dodgers workout at the Trujillo High School grounds. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) will commemorate the one hundredth birthday of its namesake with a year-long schedule of events in 2019 that will benefit the organization’s scholarship and education programs as well as the future Jackie Robinson Museum. As announced today by JRF President Della Britton Baeza, the Foundation will host the ...

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Film To Remember Early Negro League Star Donaldson

John Donaldson uniform

When fans think of the greatest players in baseball history who were denied the opportunity to play in the majors in the pre-Jackie Robinson era, several notable names come to mind. Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Buck Leonard and Buck O’Neill, along with Satchel Paige and Monte Irvin, ...

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