Check out FansEdge for a great selection of Jackie Robinson Day Gear including Hats, Jerseys and more. Jackie Robinson broke barriers both within baseball and in every professional sport in the United States, standing out as the first African-American player to join a team outside of baseball's storied "Negro Leagues" in the 1940s. During his time with the Dodgers, who were then based in Brooklyn, Jackie Robinson became one of the standout players of his era. With awards that range from the National League's Most Valuable Player to Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year during his first season, Robinson upped the stakes in terms of integration, skill, and long-term success within a major league franchise.
Because of the combination of Robinson's extraordinary talent, dedication to baseball, and celebration of racial equality, his number was universally retired by Major League Baseball. Today, number 42 remains the first such universal retirement in any professional league in the world. A further celebration of his talents, Jackie Robinson Day, sees every player of every major team don the number 42 during regular season play. For fans looking to do the same, FansEdge.com has plenty of Jackie Robinson Jerseys to choose from that are inherently vintage and universally sought after.
True Vintage: Kansas City Monarchs Gear with Jackie Robinson's Number
Before Jackie Robinson became the famous number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was a standout player for the Kansas City Monarchs. The team, which was a part of the Negro Leagues, assigned Robinson the number 5. Today, FansEdge.com is proud to carry an official replica jersey from this part of Jackie Robinson's career. Designed in gray, and inclusive of Monarchs red, Jackie Robinson jersey is a true piece of baseball history and one that will separate true fans from those who only know Jackie Robinson via his hall of fame induction.
Brooklyn Dodgers Gear Remains the Best Selling Gear on the Market
Despite the truly vintage nature of Robinson's Kansas City Monarchs jersey, most fans still wish to have number 42 in Dodgers blue. FansEdge.com is here to help, with an extensive lineup of brightly colored, Dodgers blue t-shirts that feature the Brooklyn logo, Jackie Robinson's name on the back, and his legendary number 42. Each of these shirts are officially licensed and sanctioned by Major League Baseball, and each of them will look great on Jackie Robinson Day at the ballpark or on any other day of the year.
In addition to our great lineup of Robinson t-shirts, we encourage fans to go all the way with their appreciation of Jackie Robinson's legacy and choose one of our throwback, replica jerseys in white. These jerseys are the best and most valuable way to celebrate the legacy of "number 42."
Own a Piece of Baseball History with Our Jackie Robinson Collection
History is made virtually every day in Major League Baseball, but it rarely approaches the level of symbolism and precedent inherent in Jackie Robinson's signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. For fans who wish to celebrate this legacy and its impact on the modern game, we encourage heading to our online store and perusing our great assortment of tees, jerseys, accessories, and more.