Jackie Robinson. Serious Badass. #42
On April 15, 1947, about two miles away due East from where I type, the great Jackie Robinson broke the “color barrier” by taking the field at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, and integrating Major League Baseball. Stepping on the field to play a kids game, he paved the way for US societal integration and the civil rights movement.
His iconic #42 has been retired for all MLB teams and only Marino Rivera of the New York Yankees still uses that number. But today on April 15th, every MLB player wears #42 in honor of the pioneering role he played in modern American history.
Thank you Jackie Robinson! Thank You! Thank You!
Brooklyn Represent Yo!