Jackie Robinson - the first African-American to play in the major leagues, in 1947. He endured physical and verbal abuse on and off the field, showing remarkable courage, while helping pave the way for the civil rights movement. During and after his playing days, he joined picket lines and marches, wrote a newspaper column that attacked racism, and raised funds for the NAACP

Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers · Player that integrated Major League baseball. · National League Rookie of Year - 1947 · National League Most Valuable Player Award - 1949 · Six time selection to National League All-Star team

The northeast corner of SkyDome (Rogers Centre), home of the Toronto Blue Jays & Toronto Argonauts

The northeast corner of SkyDome (Rogers Centre), home of the Toronto Blue Jays & Toronto Argonauts

26 August 1939... the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV.   Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

26 August the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

1978 Blue Jays tickets: "Found these while sorting through some old boxes.. That price should be applicable for watching today's Jays games...lol." - Courtesy of Robin Lee.

1978 Blue Jays tickets: "Found these while sorting through some old boxes.. That price should be applicable for watching today's Jays games...lol." - Courtesy of Robin Lee.

Tom Henke - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives - 1985

Tom Henke - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives - 1985

Surveying his new domain: Roy Hartsfield, field manager of the new Toronto Blue Jays, gets his first look at the team's home, CNE Stadium. Hartsfield, who previously managed a minor league team in Hawaii, says his first priority will be to acquire coachers, players for new ball club. He has recruits in mind - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives - 1976

Surveying his new domain: Roy Hartsfield, field manager of the new Toronto Blue Jays, gets his first look at the team's home, CNE Stadium. Hartsfield, who previously managed a minor league team in Hawaii, says his first priority will be to acquire coachers, players for new ball club. He has recruits in mind - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives - 1976

Two winners: Television commentator Tony Kubek presents American League 1979 rookie-of-year award to Jays' shortstop Alfredo Griffin prior to yesterday's game at Exhibition Stadium. Griffin shared award with John Castino of Minnesota. Kubek won the award in 1957 - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives

Two winners: Television commentator Tony Kubek presents American League 1979 rookie-of-year award to Jays' shortstop Alfredo Griffin prior to yesterday's game at Exhibition Stadium. Griffin shared award with John Castino of Minnesota. Kubek won the award in 1957 - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives

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