Jackie Robinson, the great disruptor, dances off of third in the 8th inning of Game 3 of the 1955 World Series.
Today, in honor Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the Major League, all players and coaches wore his number 42 instead of their own numbers. Robinson's number has been universally retired by all MLB teams. After the Yankees Mariano Rivera finally retires, the number 42 will only be worn on Jackie Robinson Day.
Jackie Robinson - the first African-American to play in the major leagues, in 1947. He endured physical and verbal abuse on and off the field, showing remarkable courage, while helping pave the way for the civil rights movement. During and after his playing days, he joined picket lines and marches, wrote a newspaper column that attacked racism, and raised funds for the NAACP