Sunday, April 24, 2016
Monday's Motivational comes from the great baseball player, Jackie Robinson. Born in our little ole Cairo, Georgia. There is a plaque on the property of his birth place, along with the chimney from the house he was born in. Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American Major League Baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers, by playing Robinson, heralded the end of racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.