Jackie Robinson was subject to unimaginable prejudice. Teams would bring up their Southern minor leaguers to taunt and insult him.
One day during a game in Cincy, a border town to the former slave state of Kentucky, Robinson’s Dodger teammate, Louisville native Pee Wee Reese walked over to first base and put his arm around Jackie.
Quite a gesture for a Southern gentleman, and that day the haters shut up.
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– Danny L, guest writer
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