When we speak of game changers, often we are referring to changes in a figurative sense, but when we speak of Jackie Robinson, we mean it literally. On April 15th, 1947, the game of baseball changed forever. This was a huge step not only for Jackie and baseball but also for American society. The game known as 'America's Pastime' had finally opened it's doors for all but this was just a start and was certainly not a smooth transition.
#42 endured inhumane abuse from racist fans, media, opponents, and even some teammates, but he steadfastly built a legacy as a great ballplayer who symbolized so much more than can be contained by a ballpark. He embodied progress in baseball and society. Martin Luther King Jr. lauded Robinson as a man who “challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration.”
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