This year is the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color-barrier to become the first African-American to play Major league baseball. The release of the move “42″ and other MLB events have paid tribute to Robinson’s achievements.
His first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers was brutal. Jackie faced hatred nearly everywhere he traveled. Pitchers threw fastballs at his head. Runners spiked him on the bases. Ugly insults were hurled from the stands. And opposing dugouts. Even the home crowds in Brooklyn taunted him at times. Continue reading