About Jackie Robinson Day:

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Baseball’s color barrier when he made his historic MLB debut. Every year on April 15, Baseball honors Jackie’s legacy by celebrating his life, values and accomplishments. The extensive and unified League-wide show of support has included retiring Jackie’s number throughout the Majors in 1997; dedicating April 15 as Jackie Robinson Day each year since 2004; and requesting that every player and all on-field personnel wear his No. 42 during games scheduled on Jackie Robinson Day since 2009.

Thank you MLB for sharing about such a legend who has had a hand at shaping our country.

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Reflection:

Being courageous comes in many forms. When watching the movie, 42, the thing I was most impressed with was how Jackie realized that he was making a bigger difference for the many versus the one. His choice to remain peaceful changed the world. If he retaliated it would have been a different story and where would we be today? Instead of being hated he was loved. At the end of the day it shouldn’t be about you.

“A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other’s lives.” – Jackie Robinson