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Today no players in the Major Leagues can wear Number 42. It's Jackie Robinson's number, and it tells a story. It says that all people should get a fair chance. Racism is wrong. All people are created equal.

Most of all, Number 42 stands for what Jackie Robinson did. In 1945, Robinson signed an agreement with Branch Rickey. Rickey was the leader of a baseball team called the Brooklyn Dodgers. He wanted to find a black player with strong character. Rickey knew that it...

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