NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, stopped by the WFAN studios Thursday to talk about her Hall-of-Famer husband and his historic role in breaking baseball’s color barrier 66 years ago.
Major League Baseball, which universally retired Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997, held its annual celebration of Jackie on April 15. Robinson became the first black player in MLB history when he took the field on that date in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
His story hit the big screen earlier this month. In the movie “42,” there’s a scene in which teammate Ralph Branca encourages Robinson to shower with the rest of the team.