Today is a Good Day to Remember Jackie Robinson

If alive, Jackie Robinson would be celebrating his 94th birthday today. The man who broke baseball's racial barriers has a unique place in the nation's history. Branch Rickey was the baseball executive who signed Robinson. I wrote about the role Rickey's religious beliefs played in his decision to sign Robinson in 2011. The diamond in the picture above is Branch Rickey Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, my home town. Rickey was also from the Portsmouth area. ┬áIn that Crosswalk article, I … [Read more...]