Dodger second baseman Jackie Robinson (.342, 16, 124) becomes the first black player to win the MVP Award. Stan Musial, Ralph Kiner, and teammate Pee Wee Reese are the runners-ups in the BBWAA balloting.
imagine like a Falconers Face-off thingy where it’s one of those quickfire round of questions like:
interviewer: who is grumpiest in the morning? Falconers: Guy Interviewer: who eats the most? Falconers: Tater Interviewer: who spends the most time on their phone? Falconers: JACK
which Jack finds odd because he’s never really been like attached to his phone much before but now he’s constantly texting or calling Bitty and the reality sinks in like ‘oh, i haven’t been subtle at all’
Falconers: We know what he’s really up to Falconers: Little Jackie’s in lo~ve Falconers: Shows on face Interviewer: is that true, Jack? Jack: *groans*
In January 1960, JFK made the formal announcement of his candidacy. A few months later Jackie learned she was pregnant, and her doctor ordered her to stay close to home. From there, she answered mail, taped TV spots, wrote a syndicated column (”Campaign Wife”) and coped with the press. In July, on the day after Jack won his party’s nomination in Los Angeles, Jackie was swamped by reporters at Hyannis Port.
Starling Marte of the Pittsburgh Pirates (top) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (bottom) wear the #42 to commemorate Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, 2015. (Photos by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images, Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)