ADVERTISEMENT

CELEBRITIES

Jackie Robinson Day Celebrated by MLB

Gallery Icon

Michael Garcia - April 17, 2012

It was April 15th, 1947 when Jackie Robinson made his major league debut, ushering in a new era in baseball as the first African-American to play in the Majors.

The moment also had a profound change on culture in America. Since 2004, MLB has celebrated that milestone by having all players wear #42 jerseys in games played on April 15th, while umpires wear #42 patches on their sleeves.

Here are some great pictures from around the league on Jackie Robinson Day.

Tagged in: photos , sports ,



Comments
Disclaimer: All rights reserved for writing and editorial content. No rights or credit claimed for any images featured on egotastic.com unless stated. If you own rights to any of the images because YOU ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHER and do not wish them to appear here, please contact us info(@)egotastic.com and they will be promptly removed. If you are a representative of the photographer, provide signed documentation in your query that you are acting on that individual's legal copyright holder status.



>