MLB and on Saturday, the entire sports world celebrated the 76th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in MLB. April 15, 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Each year thereafter has been an opportunity to celebrate his contribution and enduring legacy. Retired by MLB He donned his No. 42 jersey in 1997 and named April 15 in 2004 For “Jackie Robinson Day”.
Every April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson, whose courage in breaking MLB’s color barrier changed us forever Love the sport and make it better. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/SoenDebYtz
Jackie Robinson opens the door for everyone. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/buO6s7Ia7y
Jackie led the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only championship and became the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/ZiNtedA1l1
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The story behind Ken Griffey Jr.’s role in every player wearing #42 today. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/Vhz61MXtdH
@PlayersAlliance Today, we are pleased to commemorate the historic Jackie Robinson Day as more than 200 MLB players and coaches stand with TPA in honor of our beloved of 42 years old. Jackie blazed a trail for every black player in the game and we owe our cause to him. #JackieRobinsonDay #JackieRobinson pic.twitter.com/YfMnTSIFyS The Pastime Company @thepastimeco
Jackie Robinson leaves Ebbetts Field after opening day against the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. #JACKIE42 pic.twitter.com/QD4ZTLxMAD
Robinson has been honored by many teams around the league :
Cincinnati Reds @Reds
April 15, 2007: Ken Griffey Jr., with the consent of then-Commissioner Bud Selig and Robinson’s widow Rachel, wears Wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. Selig then encouraged all players to join in the salute. #Jackie42 #RedsVault
New York Yankees @yankees
is honored to celebrate Jackie’s legacy. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/gHHxurSrct
Today we honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/bKQzKYTRyz
Today and every day, we honor the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson and his impact on and off the field. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/poPwpiNK2Z
Texas [email protected]
Dear 42, @BlackCeasarPoet x #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/IOgVJtF1zz
Icons and trailblazers.
Jackie, thanks for paving the way. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/hOHVIKiLZa
Yingshi. Louis Cardinals
@Cardinals April 15, 1947 , Jackie Robinson broke down the color barrier in baseball.
Today and every day, we celebrate Jackie’s enduring legacy in the fight for equality. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/CZclzVVLg5
“Life is not important, what matters is its impact on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson’s impact as a Trail Blazer, Hall of Famer and civil rights champion will live on forever. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/aI3Ha8kvZH
Thanks Jackie for paving the way. #Jackie42 a> x @Nike pic.twitter.com/AA8z9nSZkO
is more important than breaking color barriers. Bigger than a baseball. #Jackie42
See how Jackie Robinson’s legacy connects to @100BMC and the youth of Chicago: https://t.co/dqjXwmY1fQ pic.twitter.com/vLo3QD3BqP
Toronto Blue Jays@BlueJays champion of change.
Thank you, Jackie. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/DGUmNVIud2
@Pirates “Jackie Robinson means a lot to me because his courage and bravery taught me that anything is possible.”
We are eternally grateful. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/70Q4Euv9zP
Minnesota Twins @Twins
Today and every day, we celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson! @OfficialBuck103 describes what Jackie means to him and how he continues #42’s legacy! @NikeDiamond pic.twitter.com/ipsgXveuth Robinson is one of the legends to play in Major League Baseball while his door is still closed. 1945 In 1999, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs. His contributions are also highlighted by the Negro League Baseball Museum and its curator, Bob Kendrick.
Negro League Baseball Museum @NLBMuseumKC
From Jackie’s groundbreaking season
From the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League in 1945, to his @MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, we celebrate Jackie Robinson’s legend on and off the field. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/CDfwEQ5yYs
Today, the nation proudly celebrates how a monarch “changed the game and changed America!” Jackie Robinson )’s barrier-breaking professional baseball career began in 1945 with the Kansas City Monarchs. The story of this American hero cannot be separated from @kansascity & Negro League! @MLB pic.twitter.com/6aDftKupjr
Robinson was a six-time MLB All-Star and World Series winner (1955) during his 10-year career in Brooklyn. He was also the 1947 Rookie of the Year and the 1949 National League Most Valuable Player. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.