Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.
Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Rookie of the Year award for the season he broke baseball’s color barrier has sold for $401,968.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, along with the rest of Major League Baseball, will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day Monday, exactly 66 years after he shattered the sport’s racial barrier.
It’s a big day for the legendary No. 42 in the Southland, with a movie based on his trailblazing career set to debut and the City Council marking the anniversary of his legacy.