“Defacing the Jackie Robinson statue is a dagger in the heart to everything America stands for,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “and I hope those who are responsible are caught, punished, and taught why what they did is so disgusting and offensive.”
It was 66 years ago today when Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier.
Fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The Nets opened the Barclays Center in winning fashion as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-100.
Ralph Branca, the pitcher who gave up the ‘Shot Heard Round the World’ to the late Bobby Thomson, joined Kim Jones & Sid Rosenberg to reminisce about his old friend.