69-years ago, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
In celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, all MLB teams retired the #42 and April 15th is now known as ‘Jackie Robinson Day’. On this day all players, coaches, and umpires wear Robinson’s #42.
If you have not seen the Ken Burns‘ documentary on Robinson you can check it out online
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On this day, all Americans salute the achievement of Jackie Robinson. The breaking of Major League Baseball color barrier was another crack in armor of the Jim Crow South and Northern racists attitudes. America stands on firmer ground because of the achievements of #42 on and off the field.