Taking a Style Cue from Number 42
On April 15, 1947, exactly 66 years ago, Jackie became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball history. As a player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he faced continual racial discrimination from fellow players and fans, despite being named the 1947 “Rookie of the Year” and the 1949 “Most Valuable Player” by the National League. Still, Jackie persevered, and 50 years later, his jersey number (42) was retired from Major League Baseball.
To celebrate this important day in history and the release of 42 — the popular new film about the player — we’d like to give Jackie a Fedoras-style salute. Check out Jackie’s inspirational story by browsing these images from 42, and be sure to tip your hat to the 1940s toppers featured in the movie!
Looking for your own version of the hats worn by Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, and the rest of the cast? Click on the hats below the images for more information.
Image sources: imdb.com