“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robinson
April 15, 1947 is a date that all baseball fans know well. On that day Jack Roosevelt Robinson – Jackie Robinson – became the first African American to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Today is also “Jackie Robinson Day” at tonight’s Texas Rangers game at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Even more fitting is the fact that Ms. Opal will be throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s game! Tickets are still available through the Rangers box office.
Come out and enjoy the Spring Texas evening, watch the Rangers play the Los Angeles Angels, and cheer on Ms. Opal!
2 thoughts on “The First Pitch”
What a great tribute to two barrier-breaking individuals. Almost makes me believe that a single person actually can make a difference.
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I used to think that’d never happen but I’ve learned that it can over the last three and a half years I’ve worked for Ms. Opal. Now if I could get some of her energy to rub off on me…