The 63rd Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major league baseball comes as the Minnesota Twins embark upon a new existence in lovely Target Field. The Twins early season play has complimented the impressed euphoria of the fan base, and so all around there are many reasons for Minnesotans to be proud.
Baseball in Minnesota has a rich, proud history, which includes strong representation in the historic national Black baseball days of the 19th and early 20th Century.
Note: I try my best to “keep it real” with my articles, and I just realized the tsunami I just stepped into through approaching the topic of Black baseball in Minnesota. Well, I suppose that I always wanted to improve my baseball knowledge, so here we go because I know I’m not the only one who needs to bone-up on his Black baseball. I also suppose that a hearty, “Thank you Jackie” is in order for shining a light many years after his passing.