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Bruce Jenkins: It’s time for MLB to sever links to its racist past

San Francisco Chronicle Logo By By Bruce Jenkins of San Francisco Chronicle | Slide 1 of 4: Jackie Robinson signed with the Montreal Royals on Oct. 23, 1945. Two years later, he broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier. With Robinson are (left to right): Royals President Hector Racine, Branch Rickey Jr. (whose father was the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers), and Royals vice-president Romeo Gauvreau.

Bruce Jenkins: It’s time for MLB to sever links to its racist past

Jackie Robinson signed with the Montreal Royals on Oct. 23, 1945. Two years later, he broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier. With Robinson are (left to right): Royals President Hector Racine, Branch Rickey Jr. (whose father was the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers), and Royals vice-president Romeo Gauvreau.

© Associated Press 1945

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