On April 15, 1947 at approximately 2:05 pm opera singer Everett McCooey finished singing the national anthem.  A crowd of 25,623 (more than 14,000 black patrons) packed in Ebbets Field for Opening Day to see the Brooklyn Dodgers take on the Boston Braves.  Then.  Jack Roosevelt Robinson took the field as the starting first baseman and history was changed forever. High-res

On April 15, 1947 at approximately 2:05 pm opera singer Everett McCooey finished singing the national anthem.  A crowd of 25,623 (more than 14,000 black patrons) packed in Ebbets Field for Opening Day to see the Brooklyn Dodgers take on the Boston Braves.  Then.  Jack Roosevelt Robinson took the field as the starting first baseman and history was changed forever.