With all due respect to the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the fight for civil rights and equality truly began on a national level on April 15th, 1947—the day Jackie Roosevelt Robinson officially debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves. While he did not record a hit on the stat sheet in terms of baseball that day, for progress with race relations, he began the move towards the gains we see currently in the country.
Forget Tax Day. In baseball, April 15 marks an even more important event—Jackie Robinson Day. It was on that date back in 1947 that Robinson stepped on the field wearing a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform, thus breaking the sport's so-calle... Read Post
On April 15, 1947, 28-year-old Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers broke baseball's color barrier and started a whole new trend for Major League Baseball. Because of that, Jackie Robinson Day is commemorated every April 15. With... Read Post