April 15, 1947 was a historic day, not just for baseball, but for the United States. On that date Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, paving the way for players of color not just in baseball, but across sports. The following year, after seeing the success of Robinson, other teams began to follow suit, shaping baseball into the sport we know today. The sport is by no means done growing - there are still many ways it can improve in acceptance and inclusion - but the courage of Jackie Robinson made this growth for the sport possible. With baseball being one of the most popular global sports, in 1947 Robinson took not just a giant step forward for baseball, but for the world, too.
To remember his bravery, on April 15 every year all players wear Jackie Robinson’s 42, just as he dreamed. It is a day that means much to many.
A lot of people play this game. Few get to leave their mark on it. Even fewer change it forever. #JackieRobinsonDay pic.twitter.com/yFpjp6WBpx— Louisville Slugger (@sluggernation) April 15, 2018
I really love this mural that was put up in Montreal last summer. pic.twitter.com/CFUWKwsFYJ— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 15, 2018
#Forever42 pic.twitter.com/dCTWXrbTdN— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) April 15, 2018
Honored to wear this number for a game. Spent many school projects growing up on Jackie Robinson. Cool moment! pic.twitter.com/hyDV8nLUs3— Luke Weaver (@DreamWeava7) April 15, 2018
It’s a privilege to wear #42 as we celebrate a true hero....71 years ago today... #JackieRobinsonDay— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) April 15, 2018
#jackierobinsonday ✊ pic.twitter.com/cg4QSD2Ewu— Tommy Pham (@TphamLV) April 15, 2018
Today, we all wear 42. Today, we are all the same. #JackieRobinsonDay— Dexter Fowler #25 (@DexterFowler) April 15, 2018
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