the one and only truly amazing katster (katster) wrote,
the one and only truly amazing katster

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God knows I am not and never will be a Dodgers fan...

But even I have to agree that the Dodgers (and Branch Rickey especially) did something right sixty years ago in sending Jackie Robinson out to play first base. A lot is made about integration in the armed forces leading to the civil rights movement, but I think there's a bit to be said about integration in America's pastime helping that along. (I also have to give a nod to the Dodgers' farm team in Montreal, for loudly accepting Jackie Robinson the year before, which helped pave the way.)

Fittingly, the only number retired by all major-league baseball teams is 42, Jackie Robinson's number. It is right and fitting that he wore the number which is the answer. :)

[Hat tip to slacktivist, which reminded me.]

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