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Google honors Jackie Robinson’s birthday with Google Doodle

Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League player and one of the most influential sports figures, would have turned 94 today.

Robinson, who died in 1972 at the age of 53, was honored by Google on Thursday with  a special tribute Google Doodle.

The six-times MLB All-Star and 1955 World Series winner, Robinson finished his career with a .311 batting average, 1,518 hits, 137 home runs, 734 runs batted in and 197 stolen bases.

A movie has been made of Robinson’s life, ’42’.  It hits theaters on April 12th. Here’s the trailer:

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