There is very little normal going on in the sports world these days, so it is worth pointing out this morning that on this date in 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's color line.
Robinson - the only player to have his number (42) retired by every Major League baseball team - played for 10 seasons, had a .311 lifetime batting average, was the 1947 Rookie of the Year, a six-time All Star and helped the Dodgers win the 1955 World Series. He was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1962.
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And was, I've always believed, one of the most important people of the 20th century.