32. Who is this celebrated athlete?
Answer to Canada Quiz #32
Before he broke the major league baseball color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson became the first black professional baseball player of modern times as a member of the Triple-A Minor League Montreal Royals.
His first game took place in New Jersey against the Jersey City Giants. In the third inning Robinson smacked a home run and teammate George Shuba’s congratulatory handshake was captured in an iconic photograph.
April 15 is celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day when all major league baseball players are asked to wear Jackie’s retired number 42.