BHCS Celebrating 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson's MLB Debut
16 April 2017, 02:26 | Robert Harris
This Saturday, April 15th MLB franchises throughout the league will be honoring the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.
He came up in the majors with players who played alongside Robinson or were inspired by his story. Many historians believe Robinson's breakthrough was an early step that eventually led to other civil rights breakthroughs.
And when you see players and coaches of every skin color, ethnicity and nationality wearing that 42 on their jersey on April 15, remember the legacy of the late great Jackie Robinson, forever enshrined in Cooperstown and the hearts of millions. Major League Baseball took notice years ago and invested millions of dollars in youth programs, and The Jackie Robinson Foundation also recognized the need. "I have a Jackie Robison wall at my house, in my weight room, there's Jackie on his wall, along with me, so, it's just that I'm not that overly happy about it because I think we should do this every day instead of just one day a year". That year, Jackie won the Rookie of the Year award and helped his team become the first interracial team to play in the World Series.
"They really wanted me to get the likeness and I assured them I'd be working very hard on that", he said. An alumnus of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Matthew Robinson, will sing the National Anthem.
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It's hard to not get emotional seeing Robinson's legacy honored in such a meaningful way.
So on this day - April 15, 2017 - we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, and pay tribute to everything he accomplished and everything he stood for.
Robinson's 94-year-old widow, Rachel, also is scheduled to be there, along with Sharon and David, the Robinsons' son.
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