Jackie’s Wish

October 15, 1972 – Jackie Robinson makes his last public appearance at a Major League ballpark while attending Game 2 of the World Series at Cincinnati. MLB honored Robinson in pregame ceremonies on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of him breaking the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson tells the crowd at Riverfront Stadium about his hope that one day there would be an African-American manager in the Majors. Robinson passed away nine days later at age 53.

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