LOOK: Baseball, Twitter celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut – CBSSports.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s history-making and history-shaking major-league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. By breaking the color barrier at the highest level, Robinson altered not only the game of baseball but also all of society. As a result of his perseverance, personal courage, strength, and on-field excellence, Mr. Robinson is rightly regarded as a baseball legend and a genuine American hero. 

In his honor, the Dodgers unveiled a new Jackie Robinson statue at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. Fittingly, it’s Robinson stealing home. Here’s a look: 

Needless to say, Robinson’s legacy on Saturday was getting its proper respect all around baseball. Here’s a sampling of the many ways in which teams and players paid tribute to the great Jackie Robinson on Saturday … 

There was, of course, much more, and yet it pales in comparison to Robinson’s impact on baseball to this day.

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