Jackie Robinson

Tribute for David Dinkins

November 24, 2020 - Jackie Robinson, News

With tremendous sadness, we acknowledge the loss of former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, who died yesterday at 93 years old. As the first African American to serve as mayor of New York City after his election in 1989, he launched the Beacon initiative to foster community involvement with the hope of reducing tensions […]

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Tribute for Joe Morgan

October 13, 2020 - Jackie Robinson, News

Joe Morgan – JRF ObituaryThe Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) mourns the loss of Hall of Fame second baseman and JRF board member emeritus Joe Morgan. With an on-field career that spanned over two decades, Joe thrilled fans with his speed, dynamism and intelligent play, which earned him back-to-back MVP awards, as he helped lead the […]

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Tribute for Sweet Lou Johnson and Bob Gibson

October 4, 2020 - Jackie Robinson, News

With great sadness, we acknowledge the loss this week of two baseball greats. On Wednesday evening, Dodger great “Sweet Lou” Johnson, a hero of the Dodgers’ 1965 World Series championship, died at 86 years old. On Friday, two-time World Series champion Bob Gibson, died at 84 years old. Sweet Lou Johnson was an iconic reflection […]

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