On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base and going 0-3 with a run scored. He batted .297 that season to take Rookie of the Year honors.
Robinson’s iconic No. 42, retired throughout baseball, is being worn by every major league player today.
Here’s a little related no-no trivia. Only one pitcher threw a no-hitter while wearing No. 42. It was Sonny Siebert, on Friday, June 10, 1966, Cleveland Indians 2, Washington Senators 0 at Cleveland Stadium.