Fans at Cleveland Municipal Stadium for Camera Day, 1952
(Sporting News Archives)
—Buck O’Neil - Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns
photo by Ralph Morse
65 years ago today Jackie Robinson stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, changing professional baseball forever. Breaking the color barrier, Robinson was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.
Read more about his legacy here.
Pictured: Jackie Robinson poses for LIFE’s Allan Grant during filming of The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950. (Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Jack Hannahan: Supermannahan. And now Shin-Soo Choo’s wingmannahan.
Satchel Paige, Portland Beavers.
by V., age 7