April 15, 1947- Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in the MLB

Seen here is Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers practicing his swing wearing the very famous number 42.

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Seen here is Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers practicing his swing wearing the very famous number 42.

By: Zachary Kaye, Reporter/Editor

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in the MLB. Robinson was a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and would go on to have a long career. The MLB still celebrates him on this day each year, as all players wear number 42.