Jackie Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Robinson was the first black player in MLB history.

Jackie Robinson Changed World History on This Day in 1947

Jackie Robinson’s hitless day on April 15, 1947, wasn’t what mattered. The final results of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Opening Day victory, a 5-3 win over the Boston Braves, were secondary to what occurred on the field that day. Robinson, a 5-foot-11 former football and track star at UCLA, was the only African-American player on either …