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Hot Topic Tweets: Jackie Robinson Day

04/16/2014 3:03 PM ET
By Melissa Newhart

Baseball was changed forever on April 15 in 1947, when Jackie Robinson became the first African American player in the major leagues. His major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers left a lasting impact on the game of baseball & opened doors for future generations of players.

As Robinson once said "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Years later, on that same day, athletes and fans across the country come together to celebrate Jackie Robinson's legacy. Many took to Twitter to share their memories and words of appreciation for the baseball legend.

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