Moses Fleetwood Walker: The Forgotten Man Who Actually Integrated Baseball
Sunday (April 15) was the 65th anniversary of the day Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson forever shattered Major League Baseball’s color barrier and it was celebrated throughout baseball.
And for the fourth consecutive year, every team took the field — all of the players, managers and coaches — wearing Robinson’s legendary No. 42.
The act was repeated at every big league game and was solid proof of Major League Baseball’s commitment to honor Robinson’s significant accomplishment.
All during “Jackie Robinson Day” I saw this inspiring commercial, which was narrated by Vin Scully.
“Before Ellsbury, before Kemp, before Ichiro, Mo and Thomas, before Gwynn, before Ozzie, before Murray and Carew, before Frank (Robinson), before Ernie (Banks), before Aaron and Mays ... there was Jackie,” said ...