The Chirp: Jackie Robinson Day

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson played in his first MLB game, breaking the color barrier as the first African-American player in MLB history. Each year, baseball celebrates his impact with Jackie Robinson Day, a day on which every player in baseball wears Robinson’s No. 42. Players across sports also took to Twitter to honor and applaud Jackie Robinson:

honored to be wearing this number today! let’s get a W in it! #42 #nevereverquit

Nick Martinez (@nickmartinez10) April 15