Before the #First era, there was the era of being first. More succinctly, the 20th Century was a time where importance was placed on your contribution to the team and how you carried your rep. Enter: Jackie Robinson. The Georgia born-and-raised legend went from truly humble roots to become the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.
Robinson broke the highly fabled (had to be a fable, right?) “baseball color line” when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. His trials and tribulations have been well documented and archived for millions of intriguing individuals looking to learn more about that era of America’s favorite past time.
The example of Robinson’s character and unquestionable talent has taken the shape of a major Hollywood picture in the form of the biopic, 42. Starring venerable screen legend Harrison Ford, the heart-stopping Nicole Beharie and Chadwick Boseman in the title role, 42 is not the summation of a man’s life, only an addition to it. Here, a look at 12 Legendary Moments in Jackie Robinson’s Career