What do you say about someone about whom so much has been said, and written? Intimidating to say the least. Rather than failingly try to cobble something together, I'll just step back, and let another legend, who was there, not on the actual day, but for the majority of Jackie's career, say it for me. This broadcasting giant, joined the Dodgers in 1950, replacing Ernie Harwell, and working alongside Red Barber. Three Baseball Broadcasting Mount Rushmore figures on one team? What an incredible treat for Dodgers' fans.
In honor of the great Jackie Robinson on the 75th anniversary of his momentous Opening Day, here's a story about what Jackie faced, his teammates' support, and the tradition of commemorating April 15th. pic.twitter.com/GFYaOTHCzv— Vin Scully (@TheVinScully) April 15, 2022
One of the things Jackie's famous for, is his steal of home in the 1955 World Series. Yogi always said he was out, and probably maintained that stance until his dying breath, but on that day, it didn't matter.