Jackie Robinson is widely regarded as one of the best baseball players of all time. Even after he has passed away, everyone remembers him and remembers to honor his family…
Baseball’s All-Stars convened at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles earlier this week for the All-Stars game. The crowd was giddy with anticipation for the next game.
The national anthems of the United States and Canada were played before the celebrations began, as is customary. Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers then took the microphone.
He addressed the enthusiastic audience and shared a special message with them.
“Today’s a special day. It’s Miss Rachel Robinson’s 100th birthday. So on the count of three, I want everybody here to say: `Happy Birthday, Rachel!’”
The birthday greeting was followed by a moving video tribute to Jackie Robinson’s widow. The film was shown on both DodgerVision hexagonal scoreboards.
Jackie Robinson is well-known for his excellent game and sportsmanship. He did, however, break the color barrier in the major leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. After the 1957 season, the Dodgers relocated to Los Angeles.
He met his wife, Rachel Robinson, while she was a nursing student at UCLA. Rachel spent the most of her time after finishing her degree raising the couple’s three children. She did, however, go on to acquire a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from NYU.
She has worked as the director of nursing for a Connecticut mental health center in New Haven, as well as an assistant professor at Yale University’s School of Nursing, since then.
Rachel has been an outspoken opponent of housing discrimination. While working as a nurse until Jackie’s death in 1972, she then established a construction company to create inexpensive houses.
Following the death of the baseball legend, the number 42 jersey was retired throughout the major leagues. Outside Dodger Stadium, there is also a statue dedicated to him. During a pre-game ceremony on Monday, a crowd recalled and honored Jackie Robinson.
Denzel Washington honors Jackie Robinson. Chills. #AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/Tm9BEj1FHJ— MLB (@MLB) July 20, 2022
Denzel Washington addressed the crowd while wearing his famed No. 42 jersey. “He said that life is not a spectator sport and he lived that motto to the fullest, whether it was charging down the baselines or standing tall for opportunity and justice,” Washington said in his speech.