Jackie Robinson

2017 JACKIE ROBINSON DAY ACTIVITIES & DETAILS

April 14, 2017 - Events, Jackie Robinson

   All Players to Once Again Wear Number ‘42’ on April 15th with Clubs Hosting On-field Ceremonies at Ballparks Additional Details Include the Inaugural ‘Trailblazer Series’ in Compton, Jackie Statue Unveiling, Special MLB Network Programming & MLB.com Coverage Major League Baseball today announced special activities around Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15, 2017, which […]

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9 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

April 14, 2017 - Jackie Robinson

Seventy years ago, Jackie Robinson stepped foot onto Ebbets Field as a Brooklyn Dodger for the first time, breaking the color barrier in baseball and changing the sport forever. Most people know him as the first African-American baseball player in Major League history, but few know that he was also much more: a veteran, a business man and a civil rights activist. He championed the right to first-class citizenship for all Americans.

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In Memoriam: Ralph Branca

November 24, 2016 - Jackie Robinson, News

With deep sadness, the Jackie Robinson Foundation mourns the loss of Dodger great Ralph Branca, who played a significant role in an important chapter in the history of Major League Baseball.Debuting with the team in 1944, the New York native and three-time All-Star pitcher won 80 games for the Dodgers with a career-high 21 wins […]

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