Today is a special day for Major League Baseball.
Rachel Robinson, the wife of the late Jackie Robinson, who broke the MLB color barrier back in 1947, is celebrating a birthday today.
Robinson is turning 101 years old.
She is known for being an influential figure in her late husband’s life as the two fought for civil rights across the United States and worked tirelessly to correct one of the game’s great mistakes.
Jackie passed away in 1972, but since then, Robinson has continued her husband’s work to fight against racism.
On Twitter, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown wished Robinson a very happy 101st birthday, recognizing all she has done for the game of baseball and society as a whole.
Happy 101st birthday to Rachel Robinson!
Unrelenting in her fight for racial equality, Robinson has done invaluable work since her husband Jackie’s passing in 1972. In 2017, Robinson received the Hall of Fame’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.
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— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) July 19, 2023
Back in 2017, Robinson received the Hall of Fame’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.
It has been 51 years since her legendary husband passed away.
However, Robinson has not stopped and is working tirelessly to ensure a society with racial equality.
She and her husband fought against racism and segregation for years.
And though progress has been made since her husband was playing, the work is not yet done.
But that hasn’t stopped Robinson from continuing to honor her husband’s legacy and everything he stood for.
She is one of the great ambassadors for the game of baseball, as well as the fight against racism and inequality, and today is a special day as the baseball world honors her on her 101st birthday.
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