Ebbets Field

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Ebbets Field, 1947

 

Jackie Robinson takes the field to break the color barrier on Opening Day.


The greatest and most important day in baseball history was Opening Day 1947, when the Dodgers wrote Jackie Robinson's name on the lineup card and the color barrier finally ended. Baseball -- and America -- would not be the same. Nor would the Dodgers, who would eventually win a World Series with Robinson.