This Day in History Entry #323

April 15th, 2015 by Wordsman

How could anyone stay even-keeled
‘Gainst the vile abuses they’d wield?
Faced with hatred prolonged
Jackie proved he belonged
On the basepaths at old Ebbets Field

Event: Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in over fifty years
Year: 1947
Learn more: Jackie Robinson

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