NY Sports Dog: 62 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

62 Years Ago Today

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier.

For the first time in the 20th century a black man took the field in a major league uniform as the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 5-3 at Ebbets Field. Robinson’s went 0-4 that day but reached on an error and scored the go ahead run. His ability to overcome adversity changed the game forever and made baseball a truly national pastime. Due to his stellar play on the field Robinson earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1947 as he led the Dodgers to the National League pennant.

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Mack said...

sorry, but I've had enough of the Jackie Robinson tributes...

and the rotunda should celebrate great Mets players.

J.R. was a great man and a great baseball player, but how about a few kudos for a guy who entered the majors, like a month later... Larry Doby?

Dave Singer said...

Agree....I haven't been to Citi yet...surprised to hear there isn't more about the 69/86 teams and some of our great stars and even characters from the past (Yogi, Tug, Kingman, etc).

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