Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, according to Wikipedia.
As it turns out, Jackie Robinson may not have been the first good black baseball player, but he was more palatable to the baseball owners. History will show that even though you are a great, you still have to get along with others to some degree .
Even though I have some ink spots stains, I am not tossing out my #42 shirt away.