MLB gamers, baseball world pays tribute to a legend

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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.