Celebrating '42' Jackie Robinson Day

153678-0-600In celebration of baseball season, we commemorate Jackie Robinson, who debuted as a major league player April 15, 1947. Robinson, was the first African-American to break the sportโ€™s racial barrier.

After playing only played one season in the Negro Leagues before beingย  recruited into the Major Leagues by Branch Rickey, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson helped carry the team to six championship pennants and a World Series title in 1955.

His career paved the way for other African-Americans in the baseball, who in the decade that followed Robinsonโ€™s debut would win nine MVP awards, nine Rookie of the Year awards, five home run titles, four league batting crowns and a Cy Young Award for pitching.

A favorite quote by Robinson: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Indeed his life has impacted the world. We salute you on Jackie Robinson day.

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