Jackie Robinson Day: Celebrating baseball's civil rights pioneer
By Laurence Miedema Bay Area News Group
04/15/2013 11:13:15 AM PDT
04/15/2013 11:49:05 AM PDT
It was 66 years ago today that Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, batting second and playing first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson didn't get a hit on the first day of his Hall of Fame career, but forever helped set in motion change in the game and the country.