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Jackie Robinson talks about playing baseball in Montreal

Play ball! From the impromptu games of "town ball" in the 1800s, through Jackie Robinson's Montreal Royals to the Expos and Blue Jays, Canadians have always been infatuated with baseball. But getting big league teams to come to Canada proved harder than hitting a grand slam. It took decades of persuading, promoting, wheeling and dealing, but eventually America's favourite pastime found a home in the great white north.

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Former baseball player Jackie Robinson talks about his early days in Montreal and comments on race relations in the United States.
Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Dec. 2, 1959
Guest(s): Jackie Robinson
Reporter: Paul Hanover
Duration: 5:23

Last updated: April 12, 2013

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