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Offline bluestreak

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Jackie Robinson 100th Birthday
« Topic Start: February 01, 2019, 09:52:44 AM »
Yesterday was Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday. The New York Times published 100 photos of him, many of which had never been published before. I found it fascinating and thought I’d share.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/sports/jackie-robinson-photos-100th-birthday.amp.html

Offline mitlen

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Re: Jackie Robinson 100th Birthday.
« Reply #1: February 01, 2019, 11:05:50 AM »
Yesterday was Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday. The New York Times published 100 photos of him, many of which had never been published before. I found it fascinating and thought I’d share.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/sports/jackie-robinson-photos-100th-birthday.amp.html

Old co-worker and I had an extensive e-mail exchange about Mr. Robinson last evening (mostly kid reminiscing stuff).    I'm still unable to wrap my head around his only being 53 when he died.     He was always "old" to me as a kid.    Of course, now that I'm some what older, fifty three is too young.     I was working in the mill (IIRC; post Army) when he died.    I remember his wife (Rachel) doing a TV interview about his battles (on and off the field).    She encouraged folks to get checked for diabetes.     Thanks for the photos.

Offline DCFan

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Re: Jackie Robinson 100th Birthday.
« Reply #2: February 01, 2019, 07:03:42 PM »
Yesterday was Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday. The New York Times published 100 photos of him, many of which had never been published before. I found it fascinating and thought I’d share.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/sports/jackie-robinson-photos-100th-birthday.amp.html

I was off work yesterday but I was able to read this when I got in today. Terrific article.  He mitlen, there was a pic of him standing on Forbes Field. The turf was looking a little threadbare.

Offline Mathguy

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Re: Jackie Robinson 100th Birthday
« Reply #3: February 02, 2019, 05:49:37 AM »
The stress he went through on a daily basis (directed at both him & his family) was enough to age anybody.  He was a true hero

Old co-worker and I had an extensive e-mail exchange about Mr. Robinson last evening (mostly kid reminiscing stuff).    I'm still unable to wrap my head around his only being 53 when he died.     He was always "old" to me as a kid.    Of course, now that I'm some what older, fifty three is too young.     I was working in the mill (IIRC; post Army) when he died.    I remember his wife (Rachel) doing a TV interview about his battles (on and off the field).    She encouraged folks to get checked for diabetes.     Thanks for the photos.

Offline mitlen

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Re: Jackie Robinson 100th Birthday
« Reply #4: February 02, 2019, 11:05:41 AM »
The stress he went through on a daily basis (directed at both him & his family) was enough to age anybody.  He was a true hero


I was referring to our concurrent age differences.    His on and off the field trials would make anyone appear and feel older than they are chronologically.   

Offline Nick the Pig

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Re: Jackie Robinson 100th Birthday
« Reply #5: February 06, 2019, 06:29:50 PM »
Jackie died way too early.  A total class act, and a damn fine ballplayer.