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.
April 15, 1947 Acting manager Clyde Sukeforth will lead the Brooklyn Dodgers against Johnny Sain and the Boston Braves as the Dodgers open the season without suspended manager Leo Durocher. A crowd of about 34,000 is expected to see... Read Post
Former Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson would have been 94 years old today, so what better time to celebrate some of his career highlights. The Hall of Fame second baseman and MLB pioneer debuted for the Dodgers in 1947, becom... Read Post