Today we honor the great Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, marking 75 years of breaking the color barrier of our National Past Time.
As many of you may know, I'm a huge baseball fan, as well as an American history fan.
When we reflect on this country’s past, and all the challenges it has been presented throughout its time, we can look to baseball and the heroes of its game such as Robinson that helped move our country forward in the effort for civil rights.
“For me, baseballs first moment is the day Jackie Robinson set foot on a major league field for the first time…
I’m most proud to be an American, most proud to be a baseball fan where baseball has led America rather than followed it. It has done so several times, but this is the most transforming incident…
Jackie Robinson is my great hero among baseball heroes and he’s my great hero as an American. 🇺🇸
He is an individual who shaped the crowd.”
- John Thorn