On Sunday, players on every MLB team wore a #49 patch to honor Robinson.
Our partners over at NewsOne decided to write a piece focusing on what Robinson did on the outside of the playing field.
Below is an excerpt:
There is much that can be said about the legendary Jackie Robinson.
We can talk about his barrier-shattering accomplishment on the baseball field on April 15, 1947 — 65 years ago. Crossing the color-wall of “America’s Favorite Past-time” with confidence and integrity, Robinson became the first Black American to play in a Major League Baseball game when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers on the field. He eventually became the first Black American television analyst in Major League Baseball.
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