31 Jan '13, 5pm

Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Major League Baseball Trailblazer

Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Major League Baseball Trailblazer

Celebrating what would have been his 94th birthday, Google in honoring Jackie Robinson with his own Google Doodle . Robinson was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. His debut game was April 15, 1947 when he opened the season playing first base for the then, Brooklyn Dodgers. Today's logo contains a portrait of Robinson swinging a bat in front of the the word Google in script-font, reminiscent of the classic script of the Dodgers' logo. During his time in Major League Baseball, Robinson faced tough challenges when most of the country was segregated. He not only persevered through scathing racist taunts and death threats, his play and his behavior was under bitter scrutiny for much of his career. It was only the year prior to him joining MLB that the Supreme court ruled segregated interstate transportation unconstitutional. It would still be 17 years - ...

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