Talkin’ Baseball: Jackie Robinson Day 2017!!!


42 on Jackie Robinson Day!!! Honoring not only a great baseball player but a Great Man!!

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of Major League Baseball’s colour barrier being shattered by the late, great Jackie Robinson! From MLB.com:

Saturday will mark the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson taking the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, and special activities planned for this Jackie Robinson Day will include the unveiling of the Hall of Famer’s statue at Dodger Stadium, the introduction of a “Trailblazer Series” for girls, the annual donning of No. 42 by all active players and a lot of buzz about the upcoming Jackie Robinson Museum.

In what promises to be an emotional ceremony before the Dodgers’ 9:15 p.m. ET home game against Arizona, Robinson’s 94-year-old wife Rachel and their children Sharon and David will be on hand for the unveiling of a statue depicting Jackie in his rookie season of 1947, sliding into home plate in his…

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2 thoughts on “Talkin’ Baseball: Jackie Robinson Day 2017!!!

  1. Thank you for the reblog – Jackie Robinson was indeed a great man! I’m pleased to see that he has his own day celebrating how instrumental he was in ending segregation in Major League Baseball. He endured much, so this honour is well-deserved and well-earned!
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    1. You’re Welcome! Always a pleasure to ReBlog your posts as they are timely and on point!! 🙂 I greatly admire Jackie Robinson. He is one of many African American giants!! ❤

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