Jackie Robinson, the Legend. Dave pays the Due! :)

American writer Paul Auster has paid his due to this legendary champion in his films, Brooklyn Boogie and Smoke. There's a Jackie appearance and he also speaks a lot of another Legend: Willie Mays, another black hero, the "Say hey Kid!". He wrote a short story about his meeting with Willie (in the "Why Writing?" section of Hand to mouth)

Willie Mays

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947.[1] While not the first African American professional baseball player in United States history, his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately eighty years of baseball segregation, also known as the baseball color line, or color barrier. In the United States at this time, many white people believed that blacks and whites should be segregated or kept apart in many phases of life, including sports and daily life. To be continued here

Check Dave's blog, it's amazing. A song to honour Jackie.

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