NY1 At 20: 1997 Report Marks Half-Century Of Jackie Robinson Breaking Baseball's Color Barrier
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On April 15, 1997, a ceremony was held at Shea Stadium to mark the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. NY1's Mike Gilliam filed this report on the celebration of the late Brooklyn Dodgers player's legacy, which was attended by then-President Bill Clinton, Robinson's widow Rachel and thousands of baseball fans.