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Greatest Moment

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From a seemingly endless list of great moments--from Bobby
Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World to the U.S. hockey
miracle--one stands out: Jackie Robinson's debut for the Brooklyn
Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Robinson, in the lineup at first, went
0 for 3 but scored the winning run after reaching on an error. By
breaking baseball's color barrier, he made not just sports
history but also American history.

COLOR PHOTO: LOOMIS DEAN/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES (JACKIE ROBINSON) IN HIS HISTORIC DEBUT, AT EBBETSFIELD, ROBINSON WENT HITLESS BUT SCORED THE WINNINGRUN.

COLOR PHOTO: BOB WHEELER (INSET) [See caption above]