Scott Boehm/Getty Images Chicago's Kosuke Fukedome stands in front of a picture of Jackie Robinson in the outfield. All players wore the number 42 in honor of Robinson, who broke the color barrier in the major leagues 65 years ago.
This Day In MLB History: 1947 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced that he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals. Robinson was the first African-American player of the modern era.
A white man, standing, shakes his fist under the chin of a black man, sitting, who reacts calmly. Inset picture of a black baseball player at bat is overlaid with the caption: "The Jackie Robinson Story."
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson January 1919 – October 1972 was an American baseball player who became the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in
TIME Covered the News: In the shadow of Jim Crow laws, which continued to permit segregation in the U., Jackie Robinson made history when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first black player in Major League Baseball.
Previously unpublished photo of Jackie Robinson speaking to the Sociology Society at City College in New York, Feb. The photo caption only says he was speaking about “his work with Harlem boys’ groups. Robinson would win the Most Valuable Player