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Yearbook, Sept. 19: Jackie Robinson's ROY

9/18/2012

Sept. 19, 1947: On this day 65 years ago, Jackie Robinson continued his historic campaign, becoming Major League Baseball's first-ever Rookie of the Year just months after breaking through to become its first modern-day black player.

Robinson was rewarded a car and much more for his special 1947 season, which saw the 28-year-old post an .810 OPS, lead the league in stolen bases, and help get the Brooklyn Dodgers to the World Series.