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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.


Jackie Robinson Educational Materials

Jackie Robinson Museum Virtual Program Hub

Visit the Jackie Robinson Museum’s virtual program hub and explore Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy with activities and games, video clips, book readings and resources. There’s something to educate, inspire and challenge learners of all ages, including a newly launched Dig Deeper page, designed to preview programming planned for the Jackie Robinson Museum. Click here to visit the hub.

Jackie kids content

MLB has several printable activities aimed at educating kid’s on Jackie’s life and legacy.

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Jackie Robinson Day

Every April 15, MLB celebrates Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

For more than 42 years, the foundation has continued Robinson's commitment to equal opportunity by addressing the achievement gap in higher education.

The career of Jackie Robinson

The Dodgers retired Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in 1972