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Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, opened 100 years ago today. 

The first game played at Ebbets Field was an exhibition game between the Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

The Dodgers famously signed Jackie Robinson in 1947, making him the first African American baseball player to play modern Major League Baseball.

Prior to playing for the Dodgers, Robinson brokethe  modern-day pro baseball colour barrier with the Triple-A Montreal Royals

Robinson’s story is back in the spotlight with the release of the ‘42’, a biopic set to hit theatres next week.

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