Jackie Robinson's amazing story. He did the impossible and broke through the color barrier. Without Jackie, there would be no Larry Doby, no Elston Howard and yes, no Derek Jeter.
Jackie's a hero, he's iconic and let's not forget that with his story of courage and race comes his story about believing in himself. He had a goal, he knew what he was capable of and his drive and determination should be celebrated as well. He did it.
Happy Birthday Jackie. 42 will always be in baseball because of you. It may have been the smartest decision Major League Baseball has ever made.
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