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Jackie Robinson Integration

42 Never Had It Made

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

To the end of his life, Robinson insisted that he never had it made. He'd likely say the same today. That's the Robinson that baseball, and much of America, has forgotten. 42 tells only part of his story.

Progressive Politics Played a Big Part in Integrating Baseball

Christopher Lamb | Posted 06.15.2012 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Major league baseball will honor Robinson today, as it does every year, with Jackie Robinson Day. Today players will all wear Robinson's 42, which is the only number in baseball retired in perpetuity.