Jackie Robinson Day

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

April 15 is a special day in baseball. It is celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day across the league. It was sixty-two years ago that Robinson first broke the color barrier in baseball, and to honor this great man, and his legacy, all players wore his jersey number – 42.

Jackie Robinson had a career .311 batting average, played in six World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and starred in six All-Star games. He is a member of Baseball’s Hall Of Fame.

His jersey number was retired by baseball, to honor his accomplishments in 1997.

TIGERS BEAT THE WHITE SOX

I can remember another Jackie – Jackie Gleason, who used to say, “How sweet it is!”

Yes, sweet is the only way to describe the feeling of having beat the Chicago White Sox today, 9-0.

The way I see it – Monday’s loss hurt, yesterday’s rain out was miserable, and this afternoon’s victory – makes up for both!

Armando Galarraga has proven, once again, that he is one of the more reliable pitchers on this team. Galarraga, along with the bullpen, held the ChiSox scoreless.

Miguel Cabrera belted his fourth home run of the year, en route to a 3 RBI game, and the win puts Detroit one game over the .500 mark, tied for first with the Royals.

It is an off day tomorrow, and the Tigers are in Seattle over the weekend.

It will be Justin Verlander on Friday, Edwin Jackson Saturday, and Rick Porcello on Sunday.

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