Monday, April 15, 2013

A Great Day in America




Today is the 66th anniversary of Jackie Roberson's breaking the color line in professional baseball. It is always touching to hear baseball fans, particularly black Americans talk about what that day meant to them. If you are my age and younger, it is one of those 'firsts' for our country that we really can't relate to in a way that captures the emotion of what this day in 1947 must have held for those who had been locked out of America's Great Game almost since it's inception. But the commemoration of that day - that event - is made special when you see every player in Major League Baseball wearing '42' in Jackie Roberson's honor!


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