Sports. History. Baseball Parks.
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” - William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night. 2.5.139.) Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the MLB. Robinson, who played 2nd base for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-1956, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In addition to being one of the MLB’s greatest baseball players in history, Robinson served in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Black Panthers and a former collegiate basketball coach. Above, all, Robinson was a courageous humanitarian who, according to Martin Luther King, was the foremost leader of the Civil Rights Movement.