Tag Archives: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Day! April 15

I’m a HUGE Jackie Robinson fan. After Jesus Christ, he is the person I most admire.

I’ve been posting almost hourly over on my Facebook page. You can click on the link on the right and see what all I’ve put up.

Here’s one essay I linked to, which I wrote a few years ago for my old blog. Joe Black tells how Jackie changed his entire life.


Tomorrow I’ll put up a post with links to everything I did today about Jackie. But you can head on over and see some of them now.

Eddie Stanky – A Tough letter from mom

Since this is a Holmes/writing related blog, my baseball posts are over at my old blog, Walking Through the Valley.

But I love baseball history (more than I like most of the self-centered athletes playing the game today) and I like writing about little bits of it. Jackie Robinson is my idol and Eddie Stanky played a role in his rookie season. Coupled with the memorable letter his mom wrote him as a rookie, I thought I’d share a link to my post about Stanky.

Spider Jorgensen, Pee Wee Reese, Stanky and Robinson. The 1947 Dodgers infield for Robinson’s rookie season.

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day – A True American Hero

Walking Through the Valley, which draws its name from Psalm 23, is where I make my more personal posts. I hold Jackie Robinson to be one of the greatest men of the twentieth century. He should be admired and emulated by athletes and non-athletes alike.

ImageBack in 2012, I made this post: Joe Black on Jackie Robinson’s Impact 

It’s a testament from a teammate on what Jackie Robinson did for his own life. 

If you aren’t familiar with the story of Jackie Robinson, read one of the many stories you’ll see tomorrow, or get a book about him. But you can start with that short piece I wrote.