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Remembering Robinson’s Field of Dreams

Posted By Denebola On November 21, 2007 @ 4:00 pm In Sports | Comments Disabled

By Laura Glick and Amrita Rao
On October 16, Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the legendary Jackie Robinson, spoke alongside Scott Simon at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
Robinson followed in her father’s footsteps helping to change the lives of students around the country.
She vividly remembered her father’s words of wisdom. At the dining room table Jackie Robinson would remark, “Civil rights first, politics second.”
Using the values her father instilled in her, she published numerous books in which she places importance on commitment, determination, and principles.
By telling the life-changing stories that Jackie Robinson had to go trough to achieve his goals and enter the Major Leagues, Sharon Robinson was able to spread her father’s insight.
She continues to be an influential role model in the eyes of many aspiring authors and fans.
Flanking Robinson on this October night was National Public Radio correspondent, Scott Simon.
He has covered many crucial events ranging from presidential campaigns to wars around the world. He had a great deal to say about Robinson and the impact he made on not only the baseball community, but the national perspective as well. He is also the author of the novel, Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.
Sharon Robinson’s drive for success can be attributed to her father’s competitive nature. In fact, Robinson has often been told, by her father’s comrades, that the accomplished athlete was good at anything he set his mind on.
Sharon Robinson recalls that her father was once driving through a California city when he saw a sign for a ping pong tournament. He had never played ping pong before but decided to give it a shot anyway.
He ended up winning the entire tournament competing against people with far more experience.
The tribute to Jackie Robinson was a truly momentous occasion to both the young and old.
There were people there who had experienced Jackie Robinson’s glory at Ebbot’s Field all those years ago and those who, although had never seen him play, idealized the legacy that he emanated.

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