On April 17, 1947, future Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers collects his first major league hit-a single against Boston Braves pitcher Glenn Elliot. Robinson’s Dodgers defeat the Braves, 12-6, at Ebbets Field.

Robinson gets his first major league hit, a buntsingle, off Glenn Elliott. Robinson will bunt 42 times, collecting 19 hits, during the season. The Brooklyn offense is led by fellow rookie Spider Jorgensen, who drives in six runs.