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Image result for jackie robinsonJackie Robinson continues to break barriers, becoming the first black to be a member of a national network broadcasting team when he signs on to announce games with ABC on March 17, 1965.

The Hall of Fame infielder will make his Game of the Week debut the next month at Fenway Park, teaming with Merle Harmon, the radio voice of the Milwaukee Braves.

Post retirement, in 1965, Robinson served as an analyst for ABC‘s Major League Baseball Game of the Week telecasts, the first black person to do so. In 1966, Robinson was hired as general manager for the short-lived Brooklyn Dodgers of the Continental Football League. In 1972, he served as a part-time commentator on Montreal Expos telecasts.