A decade before Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, two decades before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed “I Have a Dream,” a signature event in the struggle for racial equality unfolded far from Dixie.
On the afternoon of April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson emerged as an inspiring figure in the civil rights movement when he became the first black man to play major league baseball in the 20th century, making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.
Robinson’s triumphs in the face of bigotry evoked a sense of pride among black people and forced the rest of America to consider anew the doctrine of white supremacy.
Jackie Robinson Steals Home, originally uploaded by stechico.
One of the primary reasons why I’ve grown to love the Dodgers.
Baseball World Series
Subway Series: Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson charging wildy fr. 3rd base as unwary NY Yankee catcher Yogi Berra squats behind Dodger batter during Jackie’s steal of home plate in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium.
Location: New York, NY, US
Date taken: September 28, 1955
Photographer: Ralph Morse
This photo is from the LIFE photo archive hosted Google here. It’s very nice of them to do this as more people can reflect back to the great images that Life has taken over the years.
These are sick, Archrival “We’re No Angelz” tees. I’m just contemplating whether its best to wear the blue vs. the white version up here in the Bay. I hope they correct the color as it says “Royal Blue” on the product description; shouldn’t it be “Dodger Blue” =)
Anyways, sickness. Get yours over at thearchrival.com
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In celebration of the Dodgers winning 2 consecutive games against the NL’s #1 team, the 97–64 Cubs… at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, here’s a little something to show some Dodger Blue pride in you. I’m not bagging on or taunting any Cubby Fans out there, but you have to admit, the Cubbies are well favored going into this series. That, and they had home-field advantage.
Anyways, I’ve had this wallpaper a while back on my regular desktop from Mandolux (Mando Gomez—great photographer by the way)1. I have cropped it a couple of weeks back when I got my iPhone. I thought I’d share it with my fellow Dodgers everywhere:
Let’s go Dodgers! Go Blue!
I got the word from Lance earlier this week about Lids Twisted collection of hats. It’s mostly for MLB teams which have “twisted” color-schemes. For example, a NY Yankees’ cap but with Boster Red Sox colors. But yeah, pretty cool collection. I was thinking of getting one from them. It might be the only way to show some Dodger-blue pride if I do decide to watch another Giants game. So which one do you think will do from the following?