Many know Jackie Robinson as the first African American to play Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His 10-year career was full of accolades and achievements, resulting in his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 and the retirement of his number "42" across all major league teams in 1997. He is the first pro athlete to be so honored.
Known for his character and use of nonviolence, Jackie also became the first black television analyst for major league baseball.
To this day, baseball stadiums across the country celebrate Jackie Robinson Day every April 15th with every player wearing the great "42."