‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Jackie’s Story

Robinson’s posthumously awarded accolades include several commemorative stamps from the U.S. Postal Service, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan, and the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. On the 50th anniversary of his historic major league debut, Robinson’s number 42 was retired throughout Major League Baseball on April 15, 1997, the only number in baseball to be retired across the league.

In 2020, the Jackie Robinson Museum will open to commemorate the life and legacy of this American hero, and to continue to teach the youth of today how he changed the game of baseball and the world forever.