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10 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

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Late Bloomer

By Carrie Healey, (Article originally published on

When he retired at the end of the 1956 season, three major league teams had yet to integrate their clubhouses. The Philadelphia Phillies integrated in 1957 with John Kennedy, the Detroit Tigers integrated in 1958 with Ozzie Virgil, and the Boston Red Sox were the last major league team to integrate when they signed Pumpsie Green in 1959. —Carrie Healey,

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