Thank you, Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson: Baseball was his third-best sport

Major League Baseball reached a long-overdue milestone sixty-five years ago today when Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. All major-league players wear JR’s number 42 this day to honor the individual who changed everything. I (Evander) can’t help but wonder if I were around then, and of baseball-fandom age, would I have had the wisdom to understand?


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