jackie robinson*This year, Major League Baseball is celebrating the legacy of the man that helped integrate the sport in 1945, Jackie Robinson.

On Sunday, players on every MLB team wore a #49 patch to honor Robinson.

Our partners over at NewsOne decided to write a piece focusing on what Robinson did on the outside of the playing field.

Below is an excerpt:

There is much that can be said about the legendary Jackie Robinson.

We can talk about his barrier-shattering accomplishment on the baseball field on April 15, 1947 — 65 years ago.  Crossing the color-wall of “America’s Favorite Past-time” with confidence and integrity, Robinson became the first Black American to play in a Major League Baseball game when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers on the field. He eventually became the first Black American television analyst in Major League Baseball.

Read more at NewsOne