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75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 50th anniversary of Texas Rangers first game in 1972

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The Texas Rangers will celebrate two very significant anniversaries this Friday, April 15 when the club hosts the Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 p.m. at Globe Life Field. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers versus the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.