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The city of Brotherly Love is formally apologizing for the racism Jackie Robinson experienced in Philadelphia in 1947.  The City Council has passed a resolution proclaiming April 15th as a day to honor Robinson and make amends for the way he was treated nearly 70 years ago.  Robinson broke into the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 as baseball’s first African-American player.  In Philadelphia, he was refused service by a hotel and was taunted by Phillies players and manager Ben Chapman each time he came to bat.  The apology will be offered to Robinson’s widow, Rachel.  Major League Baseball recognizes April 15th as Jackie Robinson Day each season, with all players and coaches wearing his retired number-42 on that day.