With hype and hullabaloo in the air over the 2018 All Star Game and all of its sidebars, my thoughts somehow turn to Jackie Robinson, a six-time all star and my all-star of all stars. Much is known about him, but there are quite a few things that are not.
“A man of great gentleness and dignity” –on his Plaque in Monument Park “He deserves credit and where would I be without him? Phew! He can give me a job in the outfield and he can catch, too. Good kid, too. He's good.”—Casey Stengel With all the newspaper headlines today documenting angst
Jackie and Me: A Very Special Friendship appeals to me for a lot of reasons. My family used to vacation in the Catskills. My mother is still a huge fan of the old Brooklyn Dodger days and Jackie Robinson. Grossingers is a legendary name in resorts so this had the
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He remains for me and so many others one of the most important figures in sports and American history. My newest book billed a Harvey Frommer Baseball Classic was just published. http://www.lyonspress.com/book/9781630761578 While there were a few black players in
Jackie Robinson in Quotes and Other Worthies It is the time of year when all types of sports books on all types of subject flood the market. Baseball books generally dominate, but others make their bid for readership. What follows are reviews of some that make late Father’s Day gift,