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Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 Home lightweight wool flannel blend jersey # 42
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to break the color lines of baseball when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson's display of passive resistance helped African Americans ease their way into a game that kept them out since its early beginnings. In 1955, the Brooklyn faithful finally saw the Dodgers beat their cross-town rival Yankees for their first ever World Series title.