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January 31, 2013 11:09 AM

On this Date in Cardinals History: Jan. 31, 1926

On this date in 1919 the first African-American to play baseball in the modern era, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, was born in Cairo, Ga. A tip of the Cheap Seats cap to a great ballplayer and a tremendous human being capable of more patience and fortitude than I can imagine.

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Scott Wuerz has reported for the Belleville News-Democrat since 1998​. He writes about the St. Louis Cardinals from a fan's perspective in his Cheap Seats blog.

Contact him at swuerz@bnd.com.

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