Major League Baseball Honors An American Hero, Jackie Robinson
Today, April 15th, Major League Baseball honors a baseball hero named Jackie Robinson. Not only is he a baseball icon, but he is an American hero. Jackie Robinson will forever be remembered as the first professional baseball player to break the color barrier during an incredibly hard time period. Jackie Robinson made his professional debut on April 15th, 1947, which is why today is so special to baseball history. He was the first African American ball player in the modern baseball era and broke the segregation barrier of baseball that lasted over 80 years. Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and played 10 years. During his 10 year career, he hit .311 with 137 home runs, 734 RBI’s, 947 runs, 197 stolen bases, and a .409 OBP. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
To read the rest of the article, click the link below: