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
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