Jackie Robinson Day

jackie robinson 1955

Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodger’s baseball card 1955

On this day in 1947, the great Jackie Robinson changed baseball forever. A true hero.

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!

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11 comments

  1. A true hero indeed! His discipline and composure under extreme pressure was astounding and deeply admirable. Regards Thom.

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  2. Pierre Lagacé

    About Jackie.

    http://www.blackhistorycanada.ca/arts.php?id=22

    He first played in Montreal.

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  3. I should add Sally how consistently excellent your blog is. Always a treat to read. Thom.

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  4. My favorite team, too! The Brooklyn Dodgers was the one I followed as a little guy, and I was very disappointed when they moved to California. What betrayal of the fans! At least they got the times right with putting Jackie Robinson on the team.

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    • As a young bobby-soxer, my Brooklyn born mother Betty regularly attended “Ladies Day” at Ebbetts Field in the late 1930’s and 40’s, and forever held onto a Ladies Day Bakelite charm that was given to women at the baseball game. Through osmosis i became a fan.

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      • In my neighborhood, baseball was the kid sport most played, and I think most of us were either Brooklyn Dodger fans or Yankee fans. When the Mets came into being, it was like, “What’s this…!?”

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  5. Because my brother was a NY Giants fan , when they left for San Francisco and the Mets came in, he switched allegiances and has been a die hard Mets fan since

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