Baseball Player / 1919 - 1972
Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.
Basketball Player / 1963 -
Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Bulls to six national championships and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Basketball Player / 1984 -
NBA star LeBron James became both the first member of the Cavalier franchise and the youngest player to receive the Rookie of the Year Award at age 20, and the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 28. He led the Miami Heat to NBA championship victories in both 2012 and 2013.
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