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  • 2/9/2016 | Deadline for Jackie Robinson Art, Essay & Poetry Contest is March 6

    DETROIT- On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball during his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. As a way of celebrating the momentous and historic event, and keeping the memory of Robinson alive, the Tigers host an annual art, essay and poetry contest in his honor to celebrate Robinson's nine values of success: Courage, Determination, Teamwork, Persistence, Integrity, Citizenship, Justice, Commitment, and Excellence.