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Law: Civil (naming) rights
If Major League Baseball really wants to celebrate Jackie Robinson, it should force Atlanta and Cleveland to change their team names.

Helyar: What would Jackie think?
When Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier 60 years ago, was this what he envisioned? Not quite.

Quiz: Influential African-American athletes Insider
How well do you know those who followed Jackie? SportsNation puts your knowledge to the test.

Olney: In honor of No. 42 Insider
Buster Olney hopes MLB will allow players to wear Jackie Robinson's number every year on April 15, not just this year.

E-Ticket: Blue Heaven
Take a nostalgic walk with Eric Neel through Dodgertown's rich past, which began with Jackie Robinson wearing Dodger blue.

Black History Month
Look back at content ranging from stories on Tony Dungy and Jack Johnson to Q&As with Condoleeza Rice and Al Roker.



 
THE BOOK ON JACKIE
Cal Fussman's book examines Jackie Robinson's impact on American life and culture through the voices of those he inspired. ESPN.com will run excerpts from Fussman's book between now and the 60th anniversary of Robinson's major league debut on April 15, 1947.

• Henry Aaron
• Torii Hunter
• Frank Robinson
• Billy Williams
• Maury Wills
• Don Newcombe
• "A Definition of Pressure"
• "Permission To Dream" (Henry Aaron)
JACKIE ROBINSON FACTS
BORN Jan. 31, 1919, Cairo, Ga.
MLB DEBUT April 15, 1947, vs. Boston (NL), Ebbets Field
HIGHLIGHTS .311 BA, '47 NL ROY, '49 NL MVP, 1 WS title
FINAL GAME Sept. 30, 1956, vs. Pittsburgh, Ebbets Field
HALL OF FAME Inducted in 1962 -- 78% of vote
DIED Oct. 24, 1972, Stamford, CT

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