This is the first year I’ve really thought about the significance of Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, on April 15, 1947. And while it’s almost April 16 for many people, I wanted to write a quick post in order to honor Jackie Robinson and offer up a link to a fantastic story on NYTimes.com. Until yesterday, I had no idea that Jackie Robinson stole home 19 times. 19! This article highlights that achievement, but also the significance of Robinson and the broken color barrier in general. Also, for any Mets fans, it includes some great lines from Jose Reyes.
If anyone has any Jackie Robinson stories, fun facts, tributes, feel free to leave a comment!