Although Jackie Robinson officially broke baseball’s color line in April of 1947, it was the month of September that truly defined Number 42’s freshman campaign and laid the cornerstone for his unimpeachable Hall of Fame legacy. On September 12th, amid exorbitant fanfare, Robinson was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year. Taylor Spink presented the ROY award to Jackie during a Brooklyn ticker-tape parade in his honorjust days after Robinson graced the cover of. But perhaps the greatest moment in the sun came on September 23rd , as Ebbets Field held a fan-organized “Jackie Robinson Day” in which the barrier-breaker received such gifts as a brand-new Cadillac, a giant television set, a portable radio, a gold pen-and-pencil set, cutlery, silverware, an electric broiler and a watch. “I thank you all, ” Robinson told the crowd of more than 26,000. However, it was another pioneering civil-rights figure named Robinsonthe dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinsonwhose famous words at the event still resonate to this day. Bojangles said, but I never thought I would live to see the day when I would stand face to face with Ty Cobb in Technicolor. YOU GET THE ACTUAL ITEM SHOWN – SEAT #16 STUB. The free listing tool. The item “SEPTEMBER 23 1947 JACKIE ROBINSON DAY BROOKLYN DODGERS NY GIANTS TICKET STUB #16″ is in sale since Wednesday, September 02, 2015. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Ticket Stubs”. The seller is “classicsales1″ and is located in Toms River, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Sport: Baseball
- Team-Baseball: Brooklyn Dodgers
- Year: 1947
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Player: Jackie Robinson