4/15/11

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Jackie Robinson: Baseball legend remembered for birth day across MLB

Jackie Robinson Day 2011 commemorates the 64th anniversary of his historic debut in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The anniversary celebrates breaking the color barrier in baseball when Jackie Robinson became the first black player to play in MLB. Nearly 14,000 of the 26,623 participants in the first game of Robinson, who returned to Ebbets Field were black clients.
During Robinson's debut, the game has changed forever, and make him a legend, the first reaction of the players and the press has been mixed but generally positive. However, there was immediate controversy in the Dodgers clubhouse, as some white players openly said they would rather play than sit next to Robinson.
The conflict ended quickly once management has been involved as manager Leo Durocher was for Robinson and what he could do for the team.
Robinson became the Rookie of the Year 1947.
Before joining the Dodgers in 1947, Robinson first played in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945, then in the International League with the Montreal Royals in 1945 (it was mainly the lower leagues). were adopted in 1955, after eight of his nine years with the Dodgers, the team won the World Series over the New York Yankees, despite the championship match-up is about six times during the career Robinson.
Legend barrier forefront of baseball in 1956 retired, and died October 24, 1972 at the age of 53 years.
Robinson's jersey number (42) is the only number retired by the league.
Today, a number of teams in the MLB career history remembers Robinson. Teams with the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers in Los Angeles all have special ceremonies and souvenir game for Robinson. League players will wear the number 42 when they take the field today.
Perhaps the biggest announcement is the introduction of IAM42.com, a place to express no more than 60 players and professionals from all over the video of baseball, including Robinson's legacy means to regroup. You can visit for yourself here.

Major League Baseball is celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, 64 years after Jackie broke the color barrier in baseball. If you watch the videos Iam42.com of several former and current major leaguers to talk about Jackie Robinson, whose Bautisa Jose, Andre Dawson, Lou Brock and Kevin Millar. All coaches and players wear Robinson's number 42 today.
I really can not tell you what you do not already know about Robinson. None of us can imagine what he went through the incredible stupidity everyday. Coping with any class and dignity, which takes a very special man. He deserves to be celebrated.
As a player ignore his place in history, he was special. He did not want the majors (because of the stupidity of the time until age 28 and he still had a 10-year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He retired with a batting line of .311 /. 409/.474. The 197 bases, including 19 (!) flies in the house were. He played good defense in the second base most of his career. He won the Rookie of the Year 1947 NL MVP in 1949 and made six All-Star team.
Generally, sports are just sports. Jackie on the other side was more important than baseball. He gave a face to the whole civil rights movement. It has changed only a political problem that people can understand a little more than just an idea. It is difficult to believe that such a relatively short period of time before the world was so different.