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Roy Campanella on Jackie Robinson’s Impact on History

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Hall of Famer Roy Campanella reflects on the type of person Jackie Robinson was and his impact on American history.

Hall of Famer Roy Campanella reflects on the quality of Jackie Robinson’s character and his impact on American history.

Roy Campanella
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Campanella in 1961
Catcher
Born: November 19, 1921
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: June 26, 1993 (aged 71)
Woodland Hills, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1948, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1957, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .276
Home runs 242
Runs batted in 856
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Inducted 1969
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This episode originally aired June 21, 1987.

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