Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Honoring Jackie Robinson

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in baseball, many players and some teams wore his jersey number, 42, during Sunday's games. You can get a recap of the activities at http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070415&content_id=1901218&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb.

Ironically, I just finished a historical-fiction novel by Kevin King called "All the Stars Came Out that Night." The book is set in 1934 after the Cardinals' victory over the Tigers in the World Series. A game between major league players and members of the old Negro Leagues is secretly set up and played. While it's both interesting and entertaining, the book is for adults and fans of baseball.

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