On Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday, Celebrate A Man Whose Impact Was Bigger Than Baseball

By Aaron Homer | Inquisitr

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, and Major League Baseball will honor the event with a year of celebration and remembrance. To throw out a ceremonial first pitch, so to speak, the Inquisitr now invites you to take a look at Robinson’s impact beyond just baseball.

Writing for MLB.com, Richard Justice noted that the hardships Robinson endured off the field served as larger metaphors for the struggles blacks would have to go through in the civil rights movement.

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