Jackie Robinson's life in pictures
Updated 2:04 PM ET, Thu April 15, 2021
Every year on April 15, Major League Baseball comes together to commemorate the life of Jackie Robinson.
Every player will wear Robinson's number, 42, as they celebrate the man who made history as the first Black player in league history.
Robinson made his debut on April 15, 1947, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He went on to play 10 seasons, making six All-Star teams and winning a World Series with the Dodgers in 1955. He was also a National League batting champion and Most Valuable Player. All while enduring racist bigotry and death threats.
His iconic number has been retired by every Major League team.