Happy Fourth of July!
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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,
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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