Apr 15, 2021

Number 42

Jackie Robinson
Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956)
The great Jackie Robinson made his major league debut 84 years ago today.  His remarkable courage and talent forever changed the game, and it was a huge step in the right direction for the country.

These photos were taken at a game between the Dodgers and Phillies at Ebbets Field.  I'm not sure what year it's from, but I think the Phillies infielder applying the tag is Granny Hamner.