May 21, 1947

Jackie Robinson makes his debut in St. Louis at Sportman’s Park. Robinson had broken baseball’s color barrier only a month prior on April 15 in his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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