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Baseball honors Jackie Robinson

This is not about baseball. Or, rather, it’s about so much more than baseball. When Jackie Robinson took America by the collar 60 years ago and shook it for all it was worth, he did it on a baseball field, yes. But why he did it, how he did it, the era in which it took place — and, of course, that he did it at all — are infinitely more important than where it happened. Then and now, the act itself was much bigger than the stage. None of us should ever forget that.

This is not about baseball. Or, rather, it’s about so much more than baseball. When Jackie Robinson took America by the collar 60 years ago and shook it for all it was worth, he did it on a baseball field, yes. But why he did it, how he did it, the era in which it took place — and, of course, that he did it at all — are infinitely more important than where it happened. Then and now, the act itself was much bigger than the stage. None of us should ever forget that.


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Baseball honors Jackie Robinson

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