Trivia quesiton: Jackie Robinson’s middle name honors which U.S. president?
Answer: On this day in 1947, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson broke the color barrier when he became the first Black athlete to play Major League Baseball in the 20th century. During his 10-year career with the Brooklyn Dogers, Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award, and the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. MLB retired his uniform number 42 across all major league teams; he was the first athlete in any sport to be so honored. Jackie Robinson’s middle name honors former President Theodore Roosevelt, who died 25 days before Robinson was born in 1919.