ABOVE: Jackie Robinson, center, during his days at Pasadena Junior College.
ON THIS DATE in 1938, eighteen-year-old Jackie Robinson was arrested after exchanging words with a white policeman in Pasadena, California. 161 more words
April 15, 1947 is a day etched in Baseball and American sports history. That was the date the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play professional baseball since the 1880s. 239 more words
Note: This is part 4 in a 5 part series that discusses the book “7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness”.
5) Jackie Robinson… 534 more words
Sometimes it’s hard to believe the “dumb jock” stereotype persists when you have counterexamples as big and as brainy as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The 67-year-old New Yorker is a giant in the sports world, and not just because he stands 7-foot-2. 1,596 more words