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Jackie Robinson, Making A Difference, By Letting His Bat “Speak”

18 Apr

A few days ago, Major League Baseball honored legendary baseball player and pioneer in the area of race relations in baseball, number forty-two, Jackie Robinson.

For one day, this past Sunday, every player in the MLB had worn for their jerrrsy number, number 42, to not only honor the memory of Mr. Robinson, but also honor the one major contribution by him, to be able to break the color barrier that resulted in the segregation of the sport for well over fifty years.

What I admire the courage and the never give up attitude of Mr. Robinson, what I admire most is that, he made a difference why he belonged to the MLB by letting his baseball bat do the “speaking.”

From the offical Jackie Robinson website:

“Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in American history. In 1997, the world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Jackie’s breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. In doing so, we honored the man who stood defiantly against those who would work against racial equality and acknowledged the profound influence of one man’s life on the American culture. On the date of Robinson’s historic debut, all Major League teams across the nation celebrated this milestone.”

Not only baseball, but the United States of America, and all Americans have become all the richer for it.

With MANY THANKS To The Offical Jackie Robinson Website. Read More From His Biography Here:“Jackie Robinson’s Biography”

 

 

Jackie Robinson swinging a bat in Dodgers unif...

Jackie Robinson swinging a bat in Dodgers uniform, 1954. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Sports

 

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