Jackie Robinson’s bust is larger than life outside of Pasadena City Hall. Next to his memorial is one for his brother Mack Robinson, who was an Olympic athlete himself.
In another era, the Robinson brothers would be national heroes. Jackie remains one. I am glad Mack gets his due in their hometown.
April 15 is many things besides Tax Day in baseball.
It is the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. It is also the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Also on this day in 1958, the Giants and Dodgers played each other for the first time as California teams, changing the landscape of baseball forever.
It is a West Coast Bias Episode 904 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony DeSclafani, Steven Souza Jr, Shane Greene, Robinson Cano, A. J. Burnett and Chase Utley all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
On Dr. King’s Day, I read a portion of Jackie Robinson’s autobiography that shows how Jackie and Dr. King differed on the instincts of non violence.
I also read from this post by Ed Connealy (On Twitter as @edcfromkc ) about retiring Satchel Paige’s number.
It is a day to honor great people on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
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