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Jackie Robinson's Daughter to Speak at NLBM Wednesday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of Major League Baseball's first black player will be at the landmark Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City before the second game of the World Series. Robinson began his professional career with the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs in 1945 before joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His daughter, Sharon Robinson, will speak Wednesday to a group of about 60 elementary school students. Her appearance is part of a program called "Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life." Participants learn and write about Jackie Robinson and how they can use his example to overcome obstacles. MLB says the program has reached more than 22 million youths. The Kansas City Royals are playing host to the first two games of the series against the San Francisco Giants.



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