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Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was a Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947.

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It was Buck O'Neil, the Negro League veteran who joined the Chicago Cubs as a coach in 1962.

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Bill Russell. Boston Celtics player Coach

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