It’s the day before Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut - less than 24 hours before he would step onto Ebbets Field to showcase his athletic talent and initiate the integration of Major League Baseball. He must have had the weight of the world on his broad shoulders.

April 14th, 2021

On April 10th, 1947, Dan Burley of the New York Amsterdam News officially reported, “Jackie Robinson became the first Negro to crash major league baseball when he was signed by Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers at 3:30 P.M.”

April 10th, 2021