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Jackie Robinson On The Final Day Of The 1951 Regular Season

April 12, 2016

I know the story of Jackie Robinson is about so much more than his baseball accomplishments.

In fact, Robinson was a star in so many sports. Once in talking about Jim Brown, broadcaster Marty Glickman called him the second greatest athlete he ever saw. I retorted who’s first Samson as in the Bible and Marty said Jackie Robinson.

I hope in the second installment of Ken Burns’ special on and called “Jackie Robinson,” (tonight at 9 Eastern Time), his exploits on the final day of the 1951 regular season are cited.

Robinson with his Brooklyn Dodgers team facing elimination made a great catch on what would have been a game winning hit by Ed Waitkus. Then he homered in the top of the 14th to put the Dodgers ahead to stay.



Unlike Samson pictured above with the beautiful but harmful Delilah, Jackie and Rachael Robinson stuck together helping so much.

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