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Elephant Rumblings: A’s snap losing streak in rout of Orioles

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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  • 1947 - In one of the most significant moments in baseball history, Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player of the 20th century to sign a major league contract. Robinson agrees a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Dodgers, whose general manager, Branch Rickey, personally recruited Robinson from the Negro Leagues.

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