Happy 100th B-Day Salute to Jackie Robinson, an American Icon


The date of January 31 2019 represents the 100th day of birth of American icon Jackie Robinson. The major league baseball color barrier breaker was born on January 31 1919, and died at a relatively eary age of 53 in 1972. Mrs Rachel Robinson, widow of the late Booklyn Dodgers star, talks with veteran sports broadcaster Lenny Moon about their rugged path to become two of the most significant citizens in American history. Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, was Rookie of the Year that same campaign, earned the MVP of tne NL in 1949, and was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1962. Mrs Rachel Robinson, founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, is scheduled to open their new building in 2019 in Brooklyn, New York

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