Thursday, February 12, 2009

Here's To You , Mr Robinson

Like maybe 99.5 % of Europeans, I'm not a baseball fan, and I had barely heard of Jackie Robinson until last week. I'm now aware that he was the guy who broke through the colour barrier in baseball in the late 1940s.

The reason I know more about him now is that I stumbled upon this account of his fight before he was famous. A fight to sit where he liked on an army bus. A gripping story...


Roger Owen Green said...

One cannot understate the importance of Jackie. Major League baseball has all but retired his #42 on every team. My modest contribution in the area:

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