Baseball Integration Commemoration

75th Anniversary

Seth Stokes
July 19, 2018 - 8:20 am
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Washington – Following Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Scott joined the Baseball Hall of Fame, Hall of Famer Andre "The Hawk" Dawson, and Representatives Roger Williams and Cedric Richmond to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the integration of baseball. Scott, Williams and Richmond have introduced legislation in the Senate and House to mint a coin commemorating the anniversary, from which half the proceeds will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Senator Scott paid tribute to Jackie Robinson, who integrated the National League with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and South Carolina native Larry Doby, who integrated the American League with the Cleveland Indians. He said, "If it wasn’t for folks like Jackie Robinson, folks like...Larry Doby, myself and Cedric Richmond could not be here today. The fact of the matter is that we stand on those shoulders of giants."

 

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