Jackie's Final Stand

by
Samori Benjamin

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Between July 17th-July 20th the New York Mets were in Cincinnati to face the Reds. During the 1972 world series Jackie Robinson made his final public appearance in Cincinnati where he urged then commissioner Bowie Kuhn to see to it that major league baseball hire an African American manager for the first time in league history. WBAI Sports talks about Jackie's legacy with Cincinnati Reds hall of famers Frank Robinson, Joe Morgan, and Ken Griffey Jr. as well as current Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.


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