Saturday, April 11, 2015
April 11-12, 2015: Tim McCaffrey’s Guest Post on Jackie Robinson
[As I’ve done each of the last couple years, this week I shared an Opening Day series—this time focused on AmericanStudying some particularly interesting baseball identities. Leading up to this repeat of one of my favorite Guest Posts, on one of my favorite Americans!]
I’ve written about Jackie Robinson in almost every post this week, and for good reason—his is perhaps the most famous (and certainly the most influential) baseball life in American history. So it might seem like we know the key moments and details of that life very well. Yet there’s always more to learn, and in one of my favorite Guest Posts to date, my great former student, friend, and fellow AmericanStudier Tim McCaffrey highlighted one such amazing story from Robinson’s pre-baseball service in the Army. Check it out:
Next series starts Monday,
PS. What do you think? Other baseball lives or stories you’d highlight?