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Jackie Robinson took the field on April 15, 1947 wearing a Brooklyn Dodger’s uniform and broke through baseball’s color line that had relegated African American players to the segregated Negro Leagues.

Jackie Robinson took the field on April 1947 wearing a Brooklyn Dodger’s uniform and broke through baseball’s color line that had relegated African American players to the segregated Negro Leagues.

Jackie Robinson. "Life is not a spectator sport. . . . If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're escaping your life."

(HISTORY) Every American President who held office between 1956 and 1972 received letters from Jackie Robinson expressing varying levels of rebuke for not going far enough to advance the cause of civil rights.

Always a good day to love but today isn't the day

This is Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson broke the Color Barrier in the MLB, becoming the first black player in history. He paved the way for many black players throughout the and today.

Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform, 1950, from the Records of the U.S. Information Agency

Although I strongly dislike the dodgers I respect and admire Jackie Robinson. If you haven't seen 42 I suggest you see it asap! Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform, from the Records of the U. Information Agency

Jackie Robinson leaves Ebbets Field after playing opening day with the Brooklyn Dodgers, April 15, 1947.

Jackie Robinson leaves Ebbets Field after playing opening day with the Brooklyn Dodgers, April (Iconic Style)

In 1945, the Jim Crow policies of baseball changed forever when Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson of the Negro League's Kansas City Monarchs agreed to a contract that would bring Robinson into the major leagues in 1947. | Library of Congress #NoteStreamApp #sports #JackieRobinsonDay

Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson - On April Jack Roosevelt Robinson stepped onto a baseball diamond in Brooklyn, New York. That was a few years after African-American.

isac_acosta#JackieRobinsonDay is on April 15, my bday :) #baseball #42 #JackieRobinson #MLB

isac_acosta is on April my bday :)

Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals- I vividly remember this moment! Hoz collected the final out, thrown from Moose  at third, and the Royals were headed to the WORLD SERIES for the first time in 29 years!

Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals- I vividly remember this moment! Hoz collected the final out, thrown from Moose at third, and the Royals were headed to the WORLD SERIES for the first time in 29 years!

Cain with his baby

Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain held his infant son, Cameron Loe Cain, as teammate Mike Moustakas celebrated after a series-clinching win against the Baltimore Orioles in game four of the American League Championship Series.

Why He's Tough: Aside from breaking the color barrier in 1947 amid unbearable acts of discrimination, Jackie Robinson became the first athlete in UCLA history to letter in four sports (baseball, basketball, football and track) and served as a second lieutenant in the Army from 1942 to 1944.

The 100 Toughest Athletes Ever‬

Jackie Robinson poses for LIFE’s Allan Grant during filming of The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950

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