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Jackie Robinson

16. Jackie Robinson

"He changed the game" is a testament used often in sports. All such tributes are trivial, though, when measured against what Robinson did. He had a quick bat, quicker feet and a fierce will, yet it was his courage in the face of racism that made him an unparalleled agent of change. He made it possible for baseball to be the pastime for all America.

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman

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