12 facts you may not know about Jackie Robinson

In 1947 Jackie’s salary was $5,000, plus a $3,500 bonus.

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On Wednesday, Major League Baseball continued one of its greatest traditions: the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day.

This year, the event marked the 68th anniversary of Robinson's historic debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, which officially broke baseball's color barrier.

Jackie Robinson was so much more than a baseball player, his talents were endless. Here are 12 interesting facts about the legendary pioneer.

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