04/15/2014 09:52 am ET

MLB's African-American Superstars Discuss Jackie Robinson's Impact

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On the eve of Jackie Robinson Day 2014, Bleacher Report had an exclusive opportunity to speak with some of the most visible and prominent African-American players in Major League Baseball. While attending the Atlanta Braves-Philadelphia Phillies series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, B/R spoke to B.J. Upton, Jason Heyward, Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown about the impact Jackie Robinson had on them.

I had the opportunity to represent Bleacher Report in Philadelphia, speak to current and former All-Stars and convey their feelings on one of baseball's most important dates.

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