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Jackie Robinson during preseason game in Louisville, 1956

Posted on April 10, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson shivers in the dugout as the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Milwaukee Braves in an April 9, 1956 preseason game in Louisville. The temperature was 44 degrees at game time at Parkway Field. The California native joked, "Now I know why they call it blue grass. It's frozen!" This was the beginning of the 37-year-old Robinson's last season in professional baseball. Published in the Lexington Herald April 10, 1956. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Brooklyn’s Jackie Robinson shivered in the dugout as the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Milwaukee Braves in an April 9, 1956, preseason game in Louisville. The temperature was 44 degrees at game time at Parkway Field. The California native joked, “Now I know why they call it bluegrass. It’s frozen!” It was the start of the 37-year-old Robinson’s last season in professional baseball. Published in the Lexington Herald on April 10, 1956. A documentary about Robinson by Ken Burns is airing Monday and Tuesday on PBS. Read a review of it here. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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