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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jackie Robinson's MLB Debut


April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson makes his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first black player in the major leagues since the 1880. Robinson would enjoy a Hall of Fame career with the Dodgers. He was the National League MVP in 1949, National League Rookie of the Year in 1947. He was two-time stolen base champion, and was on the National League All-Star team six times.  He hit .311 for his career, had an on base percentage of .409, and slugging percentage of .474. He was honored by Major League Baseball by having his number retired by all teams. In 1962, Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2 comments:

  1. Kennesaw Mountain Landis was the same guy who threw Buck Weaver out of baseball for good.

    #44 forever!

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  2. Kennesaw Mountain Landis was the same guy who threw Buck Weaver out of baseball for good.

    #44 forever!

    ReplyDelete