Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/20/14
In the forgotten sport of college baseball, there once existed a hero whose legacy will never be forgotten. Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, forever cementing his legacy as a cultural hero, he was a Bruin. On Sunday afternoon before the UCLA baseball team took on Loyola Marymount, the program honored him in a ceremony at the stadium of his namesake. In an event that was a year in the making, UCLA unveiled a mural of Robinson. The mural, commissioned by Mike Sullivan, an Orange County-based artist who has created sports-themed pieces for teams all over the country, features Robinson in a Bruins uniform with his number, 42, prominently displayed, as well as images of his past, such as the U.S. Army and Negro League logos. Jackie was a legacy, theres no doubt about that, said UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero. Its so important to keep his memory alive, not only for those who had the chance to see him play or those who remember him because the...
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