Baseball enthusiasts celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

Baseball enthusiasts celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

San Francisco : CA : USA | Apr 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM PDT
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All sports enthusiasts, especially those who are baseball fans, must be celebrating Jackie Robinson Day today. Jack Roosevelt, who was popularly known as Jackie Robinson, was a veteran baseball player, someone whose life and career both still are a source of inspiration for many people.

Jackie Robinson was the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player of the modern era. He broke the stereotype and set a precedent for many others. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Piror to that, negroes were not allowed to play with whites and had been restricted to the Negro leagues for six decades. Jackie Robinson played an instrumental role to change that and also worked hard to prove his mettle. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Today, Major League Baseball is honoring Jackie Robinson and his legendary contribution in many ways. According to Fox News, there are plenty of celebrations in the Dodger Stadium and the Turner Field. Many baseball players, managers, coaches and umpires are remembering him in their kind words and prayers on the 65th anniversary of the start of his career. Robinson's daughter, Sharon, participated in an event with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and Los Angeles pitcher LaTroy Hawkins at a youth ballfield in the Bronx.

The Robinson family was also supposed to attend a special ceremony on Sunday night at the Yankee Stadium. Aside from these events there is a lot of hype about the day online. Various players have put up Facebook statuses or tweeted about Jackie Robinson.

Jackie Robinson’s contribution not only helped improve the sport, it also helped in improving the American life.

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Former MLB outfielder and manager Robinson is attended to by medics during the NBA basketball game between Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles
Former MLB outfielder and manager Robinson is attended to by medics during the NBA basketball game between Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles
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  • MLB honors Jackie Robinson with ballpark tributes

      AP Online
    Major League Baseball is honoring Jackie Robinson and his legacy with tributes at every ballpark. From Dodger Stadium to Turner Field, there were celebrations on Sunday...Jackie Robinson Day to remember the 65th anniversary of the day...
  • MLB remembers Jackie Robinson on special day

      San Francisco Chronicle
    LaTroy Hawkins has heard the stories from his 87-year-old grandfather, about his days of picking cotton in Mississippi, about the times when there were no black players in big-league baseball. And about what it meant when Jackie Robinson broke the...
  • New Dodgers owners seek to include family of Jackie Robinson

      Los Angeles Times
    As baseball celebrates the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier for the Dodgers , the new stewards of his old team are working to embrace his family in the incoming ownership group. Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late...
  • David Moulton: Reflecting on Jackie Robinson and all he's meant to our ...

      The Naples Daily News
    That a major pro sports league could ban someone merely because of the color of their skin...So much so that upon realizing that this is the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier, your initial reaction may...
  • Robinson gets touching tribute in the Bronx

      NY Daily News
    Robert Sabo/New York Daily News If Yankees closer Mariano Rivera retires after this season, there no longer will be an active player in Major League Baseball wearing No...Rivera had to let that thought sink in on Jackie Robinson Day...April 15, the...
  • Rangers spotlight: Saluting Jackie Robinson

      Fort Worth Star Telegram
    Tell us Jackie Robinson was remembered Sunday on the 65th anniversary of the day he broke baseball's color barrier...The significance of the day is not lost on the Texas Rangers...It's a symbol of where the game has come," Washington said. "I'm only...


  • April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day: All players wear No. 42, thanks to ...
    Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American baseball player who became the first black Major League Baseball (MLB) player of the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color ... As the first black
  • Jackie Robinson Day
    Author: Roger. Jackie Robinson Day is an annual “event…in Major League Baseball, commemorating and honoring the day Jackie Robinson made his major league debut, in 1947. Initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004, Jackie Robinson ... League
  • Jackie Robinson Day « Our Game
    Over the next few weeks, with the help of historian Jules Tygiel and a visit to the Library of Congress to research the newly available Branch Rickey papers, I was able to piece the story together. Rickey had met with Robinson in the Dodger ...
  • How Jackie Robinson (and Branch Rickey) created rock 'n' roll ...
    April 15, 2012. On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black major-league baseball player in America. ... While racial hatred was certainly a motivating factor in banning blacks, purely economic factors shouldn't be dismissed.
  • Jackie Robinson: Nothing Inevitable About Him « Baseball Nerd
    I have read that the talent of the Negro Leagues was just too great and had Robinson failed, had he hit .197 instead of .297, it was still inevitable that those great athletes would have forced their way into the mainstream of American sports. ...
  • Jackie Robinson Day | 106.7 WTLC
    Updated document.write(niceDate("4/11/2012 5:44 PM")); | Share --> Sunday is Jackie Robinson Day in major league ballparks, where the ballplayer and his legacy will be remembered with tributes and testimonials. ... If Robinson succeeded



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