Jackie Robinson, the Cubs and the Feds


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.


  1. Dave · April 16, 2014

    What a brave man. He stayed while attacked at many levels by, the hate mongers of our world.
    Jackie Robinson was a good player who didn’t back down. He paved the road to insure baseball would be everybody’s game.
    Sadly, the hate mongers continue but, always condemned to a life of misery, and defeat because of people like Jackie Robinson who refuse to step aside.
    If I had to choose one word to describe Robinson it would be ‘courageous hero.’ I know, 2 words but, if the shoe fits…….


  2. The Cub Den · April 16, 2014

    I can’t even imagine what the times were like in those days. Sometimes, I think there’s a lot of adversity in today’s times but then you have a guy like Jackie who’s becomes a hero for everyone.


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