2MLBBreaking the Barrier
Date / Apr 15, 1947
Location / Ebbets Field | Brooklyn, NY
Moment / Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in the major leagues when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Impact / Robinson broke major league baseball's modern color barrier, ending decades of racial segregation and paving the way for generations of African Americans in pro baseball.