This is Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson broke the Color Barrier in the MLB, becoming the first black player in history. He paved the way for many black players throughout the and today.
Baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born on this day in 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. In this 1947 photograph, Mr. Robinson is holding his contract to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was 66 years ago this April that Mr. Robinson broke the color barrier.