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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Substance added to Jackie Robinson plaque in Cooperstown--Dave Anderson

(NY Times, Mr. Anderson): "But over his 10 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson was more than numbers. Much more. To baseball and to America. And on Wednesday, a new plaque with new words was unveiled by his widow, Rachel Robinson, and their daughter Sharon at a ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y.

the words on the new plaque begin before reciting several of the same statistics. They then conclude, thankfully, with,

  • “Displayed Tremendous Courage and Poise in 1947 When He Integrated the Modern Major Leagues in the Face of
  • Intense Adversity.”"...
From NY Times column by Dave Anderson, "A Fine Piece of Editing in Cooperstown," 6/26/08

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