April 15, 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in American history took place. On that day, Jackie Robinson took the final step in making the biggest breakthrough in sports history, it was the day that Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game, which was also the first game of any kind in organized athletics in which a white man shared the field with an African-American. By doing so, he opened
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impacting their lives. Many say that if Robinson hadn't broken the color barrier, someone else would have. That is true but nobody would have done it the way Jackie did it. Not too many players even these days have the kind of talent he had. Jackie Robinson touched many lives. He said it best when he said, "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives". Number 42 did just that.