Jackie Robinson Day is a traditional event which occurs annually in Major League Baseball, commemorating and honoring the day Jackie Robinson made his major league debut. April 15 was Opening Day in 1947, Robinson’s first season in the Major Leagues. Initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004, Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated each year on that day. The festivity is a result of Robinson’s memorable career, best known for becoming the first black major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947.
At the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners on April 15th – NBMOA Chairman & CEO Roland Parrish threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This unique honor is both a tribute to the legacy of Mr. Robinson and a way to celebrate the success of one of America’s great business leaders.
Parrish, the Owner of Parrish McDonald’s Corporation in Dallas is an initiate of the Dallas Alumni Chapter.
NBMOA celebrates this unique honor given to Brother Parrish and his family.