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Newcombe recalls Robinson era

Dodgers adviser still emotional remembering segregation

Updated: April 16, 2010, 2:36 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It was two hours before game time on what would have been a nondescript Thursday night at Dodger Stadium if it hadn't fallen on the 63rd anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color barrier.

While the Dodgers players took batting practice for their upcoming game with Arizona, a game in which every player on both teams would wear Robinson's long-retired No. 42, the franchise's last remaining link to the Robinson era took a seat a few feet away, in the ...

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