Opening Day

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Opening Day

The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

By Jonathan Eig

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780743294607, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2007

This detailed, authoritative account of one of the most important seasons in baseball history chronicles the day when, in 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and played first base for the Dodgers. "Opening Day" is being published on that 60th anniversary of the game.

About the Author

Jonathan Eig is a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal based in Chicago. He was formerly executive editor of Chicago magazine. He is the author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig.