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     Jackie Robinson’ rare baseball contracts on display Friday!

May 6, 2016
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Two of Jackie Robinson’s contracts will be on display later today at Wayne Gretzky’s restaurant downtown.

 

The contracts were signed by the baseball legend back in 1945 and in 1947 to become a member of the Montreal Royals, a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers (now the LA Dodgers) where Robinson would later start for on April 15, 1947.

 

Shortly after signing, the papers were put away in a safety deposit box and not seen again until this year.

 

Robinson broke the colour barrier in baseball by becoming the first black player in the major leagues in 1947 he also started the civil rights movement.

 

This piece of baseball history will be on display at the restaurant from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Source: torontosun.com/Image: performgroup.com

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