1997 marks the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When he stepped onto Ebbets field on April 15th, 1947,
Jackie Robinson in Dodgers uniform.
Photograph by Bob Sandberg, 1954. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Look Magazine Photograph Collection. Reproduction number: LC-L9-54-3566-O, frame 7. Not to be reproduced for trade or advertising purposes.)