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Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s Wife, Celebrated Her 100th Birthday — Where Is She Now?

In the 1940s, Jackie Robinson made history as the first Black baseball player to break the Major League’s color barrier when the Brooklyn Dodgers selected him to join their team. Jackie spoke out about civil rights issues within the sports industry throughout his fame. Additionally, his accolades remained after he died of a heart attack in 1972 following complications from heart disease and diabetes.
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MLB All-Star Game 2022: Rachel Robinson honored on her 100th birthday

Baseball's All-Stars gathered on the field before Tuesday night's game at Dodger Stadium to honor Rachel Robinson on her 100th birthday. Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts led the tribute to the widow of Jackie Robinson, speaking to the crowd from the infield grass following the Canadian and U.S. national anthems. Players from both teams fanned out across the grass behind him.
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Rachel Robinson honored on 100th birthday at All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball’s All-Stars gathered on the field before Tuesday night’s game at Dodger Stadium to honor Rachel Robinson on her 100th birthday. Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts led the tribute to the widow of Jackie Robinson, speaking to the crowd from the infield grass following the Canadian and U.S. national anthems. Players from both teams fanned out across the grass behind him. “Today’s a special day. It’s Miss Rachel Robinson’s 100th birthday,” Betts said. “So on the count of three, I want everybody here to say: ‘Happy Birthday, Rachel!’” Rachel Robinson didn’t travel from her home in Connecticut to the game.
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How Jackie and Rachel Robinson were honored at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game

Rachel Robinson, wife of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, was honored at the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game for her 100th birthday and her philanthropic work. To honor the Robinsons’ legacy, Sony Interactive made a donation of $875,000 to the foundation she created in her husband’s memory.
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Rachel Robinson, Wife of Baseball Pioneer Jackie Robinson, Turns 100

The widow of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson has celebrated her 100th birthday. Rachel Robinson, who along with her husband was a civil rights leader and former professor, was honored at Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium with Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts prompting the crowd to shout a special “happy birthday.” The former nurse, who also founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, was born in California in 1922. She was married to Jackie from 1946 until his death in 1972. In 2007, Rachel was awarded the MLB commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, credited as the first woman and the first non-player to receive the honor.
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