Sunday, April 15, 2012


As a young little leaguer, I was honored to wear the number 5. In the Negro Leagues, the great Kansas City Monarch Jackie Robinson wore the number 5.

As a I got older, I was honored to wear the number 42. The great Brooklyn Dodger wore the number 42 on this day in 1947 when he broke the color barrier in baseball.

As an adult and an historian, I am honored to feature an image of Jackie Robinson on my blog masthead. It is an ever present reminder of a moment in history that didn't only change the game I love, but the country I love.

And yes, I am wearing a Brooklyn t-shirt today.

This day matters. Jackie matters.

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