42

Sixty years ago today Jackie Robinson, whose number, 42, has been retired by every major league baseball team, stepped out onto Ebbets Field.

Others reflecting on the anniversary:

George Will
Baseball Musings
Booker Rising
Ed Morrissey
Talkleft

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Dave Schuler
About Dave Schuler
Over the years Dave Schuler has worked as a martial arts instructor, a handyman, a musician, a cook, and a translator. He's owned his own company for the last thirty years and has a post-graduate degree in his field. He comes from a family of politicians, teachers, and vaudeville entertainers. All-in-all a pretty good preparation for blogging. He has contributed to OTB since November 2006 but mostly writes at his own blog, The Glittering Eye, which he started in March 2004.

Comments

  1. Triumph says:

    Sixty years ago today Jackie Robinson, whose number, 42, has been retired by every major league baseball team, stepped out onto Ebbets Field.

    Hillary has been claiming that 42 was retired in honor of her husband. Typical liberal liar!

  2. Mark says:

    Hillary has been claiming that 42 was retired in honor of her husband.

    If good comedy is saying something funny that people can believe to be true, then this definitely passes the test.

  3. Steph says:

    I was at the Cubs game today. They lost of course but the ceremonies were well done.

    I think the wearing the number was a little overdone. The whole Dodgers and one player from each team should have been selected.

  4. Veeshir says:

    Huh, maybe Deep Thought was right.