Today marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.
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. This, it’s the one day of the season in which Sonny Siebert’s record is in jeopardy of being tied. He’s the only one in baseball history to throw a no-hitter wearing No. 42. Siebert accomplished his feat on Friday, June 10, 1966, as the Cleveland Indians topped the Washington Senators 2-0 at Cleveland Stadium.