April 15th was a week ago from today. That day is significantly valued higher in Major League Baseball and a triumph in the african-american community. What makes April 15th so significant? April 15 was Opening Day in 1947, Jackie Robinson’s first season in the Major Leagues. His debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers (today known as the Los Angeles Dodgers) ended approximately eighty years of baseball segregation, also known as the baseball color line, or color barrier. On that one day, all players, coaches, and managers on both teams, and the umpires, wear #42 on their jerseys to celebrate Jackie Robinson and his contribution to both baseball and our country in general.