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In case you missed it: Jackie Robinson Day edition

By Jon Weisman

Beginning at 2 p.m., is live-streaming today’s Civil Rights Roundtable, featuring Frank Robinson, Sharon Robinson, Billy Bean, Magic Johnson, labor leader and civil-rights activist Dolores Huerta, and UCLA Department of Urban Schooling doctoral student Brian Woodward.

Now, in addition to what was posted this morning on Dodger Insider, here are more links to Jackie Robinson Day coverage around the Internet:

  • A Jackie Robinson photo gallery, dating back to 1925 —
  • The time Jackie Robinson played shortstop for the Dodgers — Eric Stephen, True Blue L.A.
  • A re-creation Robinson’s debut as if he were writing on that day — Jay Jaffe,
  • A 1950 Jackie Robinson comic book — Ernest Reyes, Blue Heaven
  • Also from Blue Heaven: Jackie Robinson at the Apollo
  • Lopes appreciative of those who came before him — Lyle Spencer,
  • MLB’s only black manager pauses to remember Jackie Robinson’s impact — Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports
  • Jackie’s day a fitting backdrop for Civil Rights Game — Mark Newman,
  • Last but definitely not least, a very special first-person piece that Jimmy Rollins wrote about Jackie Robinson for Sports Illustrated appears below (click below to enlarge)

Rollins SI


A detailed account of Jackie Robinson’s first day in the Majors


The Dodgers’ Fast Burn All-Stars


  1. rams8821

    Hi Jon,

    I did not receive my April Issue of Dodgers Insider yet. I did receive the yearbook over the weekend. Do you know when I can expect it?


  2. oldbrooklynfan

    Many will come and go but I’ll never forget Jackie.

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