“Boys of Summer” series: Jackie Robinson, at City Art Center


Happy Fourth of July!

🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

What better way to celebrate

Freedom than to acknowledge

Celebrating Diversity and


In this first week of July, 2017

I will mention different

baseball terms and musical

references, but this post is a

Major League “local connection.”

Branch Rickey, who was

Coach and Teacher

at OWU, in the “Autumn

of his Years” and

ending his fine lifetime

of achievements here.

Branch Rickey pushed to include

Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers,

“breaking the color line.”

I saw the film, “42,” which was

based on the baseball giant,

Jackie Robinson.

He was born on January 31, 1919.

A lifetime ago.

Yet, unfortunately, still an

ongoing source of debate,

strife and struggle.

It’s been over 70 years since Jackie

played baseball for the Major League

for the very first time on,


Jackie’s previous experience was

playing for Negro League baseball team.


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