This Day In Sports: Jackie Robinson Hits For The Cycle

With the way things are going in our country, we cant help but to reminisce on Jackie Robinson and how his entrance into baseball in 1947, amid controversy, resistance and a nasty culture of racism, helped to spark the civil rights movement. His actions as a social and human rights activist from his retirement until death, should be recounted as often as possible as  modern day heroes such as Colin Kaepernick are under attack from oppressive powers that want his truth to be swept under the rug. 

Despite having to deal with hatred in the stands and even within his own team, Robinson excelled and his accomplishments are noteworthy — every one of them — considering the nasty climate he had to endure.

Today in 1948, the Brooklyn Dodgers legend hits for the “reverse natural cycle” with a HR, triple, double and single. 

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Today In 1948: Brooklyn #Dodgers star Jackie Robinson hits for the “reverse natural cycle” with a HR, triple, double & single! #MLB

It was the kind of performance that Robinson would become known for. The kind of performance that opened the floodgates for minority players of all cultures to enter MLB . And he did it with a class, dignity and discipline only displayed by icons. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.