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Jackie Robinson: Turning the Other Cheek

Every year on April 15th Major League Baseball Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day.  Every player on the field wears the number 42, as they celebrate the day in which Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier back in 1947.  1,549 more words


The First Jackie Robinson Day - in 1947

There’s really not much I can add regarding the significance of April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson’s debut, that hasn’t been discussed at length before. But, as I posted in the Baseball Fever website on the 70th anniversary of this event last year, I thought it would be interesting to examine not only photos taken on that day, but how the printed press handled it as well. 643 more words

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Jackie Robinson Day

MLB has celebrated Jackie Robinson Day since 2004 honoring the day he made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

On April 15, every player and coaching staff where’s the number 42 in his honor. 25 more words


Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier in first game against Boston Braves (April 15, 1947)

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves. 77 more words

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Honoring Jackie Robinson on April 15

It’s a fitting tribute each season on April 15 to pay tribute to the man who broke down barriers so the game could be as wonderfully diverse as it is today. 154 more words


April 15, 1947 — Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.

This Day In History

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson


It’s not quite as iconic as the Brooklyn Dodgers hat that we associate with Jackie Robinson.

But for one night anyway, Robinson was kind enough to trade in his baseball cap for a white cowboy hat. 1,919 more words