August 17, 1947: Phillies attempt to negate Dodgers’ lead via Sunday ‘Blue Law’

One evening in the summer of 1947, the National League’s best…

May 18, 1947: Jackie Robinson welcomed at Chicago’s Wrigley Field

Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers came to Chicago’s…

July 3, 1947: Rookie Jackie Robinson’s hit streak reaches 20 games

The fireworks arrived a few days before the Fourth of July. On…

June 24, 1947: Jackie Robinson steals home for the first time with Dodgers

On the morning of Tuesday, June 24, 1947, two titans of sport…

June 18, 1947: Jackie Robinson’s baserunning and Gil Hodges’ homer lift Dodgers

The Wednesday afternoon game was the second of a three-game…

May 9, 1947: Racial slurs won’t stop Jackie Robinson in Philadelphia

“Jackie has been accepted in baseball, and we of the Philadelphia…

April 22, 1947: Jackie Robinson’s first meeting with Ben Chapman

Sometimes all of the elements of the story of a ballgame are…

April 17, 1947: Jackie Robinson records his first National League hit for Dodgers

During his 10-year career in the National League, Jackie Robinson…

April 11, 1947: Jackie Robinson debuts in a Dodgers uniform at Ebbets Field

“The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased the contract of Jackie…

April 10, 1947: Jackie Robinson, a Royal at Ebbets Field

“I hadn’t even made up my mind Wednesday night. It came…
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May 13, 1947: Jackie Robinson makes first appearance in Cincinnati with Dodgers

Before Jackie Robinson had been in the National League a month,…
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June 4, 1947: Dodgers’ Pete Reiser given last rites but survives collision with wall

As many baseball fans know, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman…

July 8, 1947: NL pitching dominates in All-Star Game at Wrigley Field

The 1947 All-Star Game was played for the first time in Wrigley…

October 6, 1947: Joe Page leads Yankees to Game 7 win over Dodgers

The World Series headed into a seventh game for the third year…

May 21, 1947: Jackie Robinson makes his Dodgers debut in St. Louis

Jackie Robinson never thought the abuse would happen in New York…

May 30, 1947: Braves’ Memorial Day sweep spoils Jackie Robinson’s Boston debut

Jackie Robinson’s debut at Braves Field was originally scheduled…

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson’s major league debut

Jackie Robinson’s major league debut was more than just the…