We talk about “Game Changers” you know the players like Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldshmidt and Andrew MCutchen. These are guys that are big hitters and superstars nobody else in the game today. With a single hit, catch and just plain old work ethic excites fans and teammates alike. We can have players like Babe Ruth, Stan Musiel, Ernie Banks and Ted Williams, but there will never be another player in the history of the game like Jackie Robinson.
Not only did Jackie Robinson break down barriers, but he signalled to everyone that baseball is everybody’s game. Today, Major League Baseball pays tribute by wearing number 42 on every jersey across the league. The Cubs play the Yankees wearing number 42 on the old vintage Chicago Feds jersey.
Thank you Jackie for making baseball the game it is today.