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Local Man Talks About Meeting Baseball Great Jackie Robinson

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – With the baseball season just around the corner, it’s fitting that the move “42” is releasing as it chronicles the life and career of the great Jackie Robinson.

Robinson, the first black player in professional, was selected to six straight All-Star games, won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 and was the National League MVP in 1949. He’s a career .311 hitter and left the game in 1956.

Robinson died of complications with heart disease and diabetes in 1972 at the age of 53.

Ron Robinowitz has known Jackie Robinson since their childhood, and he joined Rosen’s Sports Sunday to talk about Robinson’s legacy in the game.

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