Jackie Robinson makes debut in professional organized baseball with Montreal Royals

Jackie Robinson made his professional debut in organized professional baseball at Daytona's City Island Ballpark, in an exhibition game between the Royals and their parent club, the Brooklyn Dodgers.

He played shortstop.

Robinson thus simultaneously became the first African-American to openly play for a minor league team, and the first African-American to play against a Major League team, since the baseball color line was implemented in the 1880s.