portrait painting of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson stamp art, 1983

Illustrator: Howard Koslow

Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player, signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Over his ten seasons as a Dodger, he helped the team win six National League Championships and one World Series Championship. He was the first major league baseball player to be honored on a US stamp.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection