Jackie Robinson

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Remembering Jackie Robinson's Debut At Forbes Field

Apr 15, 2016
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Philadelphia is officially apologizing today to Jackie Robinson for the abuse he endured in the City of Brotherly Love when he and the Dodgers arrived to play the Phillies during Robinson's rookie year of 1947. In Philadelphia, Robinson was refused service by a local hotel and taunted by Phillies manager Ben Chapman, who, along with his players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat. We'll talk with baseball author and historian Richard "Pete" Peterson about this and what happened when Robinson made his first big league appearance at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.