On this date in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Main League Baseball debut, and in doing so built-in baseball for good. Robinson confronted opposition, turmoil, and hatred throughout his profession within the majors, however persevered by way of all of it, successful Rookie of the Yr in his first season, MVP in his third and a World Sequence in his ninth. Regardless of beginning his MLB profession far later than most, Robinson would show himself to be one of many best gamers in baseball historical past and can be elected to the Corridor of Fame in his first 12 months of eligibility.
Each April 15, MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day by having each participant within the league put on his universally-retired No. 42. MLB gamers, coaches and groups selected to pay tribute to Robinson in different methods as nicely.
Bought you tatted for a purpose. Past grateful on your heroic presence by way of darkish instances. Your sacrifices allowed me to play the sport I really like at this time. Ceaselessly grateful for you. Thanks Jackie! #JackieRobinsonDay 🖤 pic.twitter.com/x4zc6PQgXZ
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) April 15, 2021
Letters to Jackie ✍️
We owe all the things to 42. pic.twitter.com/AuH3KFijdZ
— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) April 15, 2021
“A life will not be vital besides within the affect it has on different lives.”
Trying across the recreation at this time, it’s clear what number of lives you impacted. Thanks Jackie. pic.twitter.com/qXqE5pYEHg
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) April 15, 2021
— Bianca Smith ⚾️ (@biancaesmith12) April 15, 2021
— S E V E N (@TimAnderson7) April 15, 2021
We owe a lot of this recreation to the good Jackie Robinson. He broke limitations so we might compete on the highest stage. A legend, an icon, a trailblazer. 74 years in the past to infinity. Thanks for all the things, 42 🙏🏾✊🏾 #JackieRobinsonDay
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) April 15, 2021
“Perhaps tomorrow, we’ll all put on 42, so no person can inform us aside.” #JackieRobinsonDay
— Ryan Weathers (@RyanDWeathers25) April 15, 2021