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Sunday, April 21, 2013
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An old fan recalls Jackie Robinson playing in 1947 in St. Louis

I saw Jackie Robinson play in St. Louis, and I rooted against him.

It was 1947, Robinson's rookie year. As the movie 42 so brilliantly portrays, he was shamefully harassed and humiliated by fans, opposing players and even a few of his Brooklyn Dodger teammates. He needed all the support he could get, and he didn't get it from me or my brother, Alden.


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