For the 11th straight year, the Boston Red Sox held their annual event on Jackie Robinson's birthday to celebrate the life the legend. This year, Robinson's son David decided to join the festivities. David Robinson participated by visiting Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park and McCormack Middle School in Dorchester. The purpose of the event is to educated young students of Jackie Robinson's legacy and the bravery that it took to break the color barrier in professional baseball.
In the past, the Red Sox have had participants that include Robinson's daughter Sharon, former Negro League star Buck O'Neil, author Roger Kahn and various others. This year is the first time that David Robinson has given a helping hand. Sox Senior Advisor to the President/CEO Charles A. Steinberg had this to say about the event:
“When our new ownership arrived in 2002, they knew they were inheriting a franchise with a past that was in some ways glorious, and in some ways ignominious,"
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