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This Day in Baseball History
October 24, 1972 > Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson dies from a heart attack at the age of 53, ten days after he had thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the World Series. The first black Major Leaguer of the 20th century, Robinson helped to put an end to segregation in baseball thanks to his courage, class and dominance on the playing field.