Jackie Robinson left lasting legacy
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His Hall of Fame plaque, which by his request made no mention of his breaking the color barrier when it was made in 1962, was recast with the support of his family in 2008 in part with the following language: “…Displayed tremendous courage and poise in 1947 when he integrated the modern major leagues in the face of intense adversity.”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum