Rookie of the Year

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Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the modern major leagues and the first ever rookie of the year. He had been discharged from the army for refusing to sit in the back of the bus and survived a season of unbeievable racial insults on the diamond. "Put your arm around him" is a reference to the action of a fellow player Pee-Wee Reese memorialized by this statue. #42 is retired in all of professional baseball as a tribute to Jackie Robinson.


from Pastime, released March 1, 2009
Written and performed by Ross Durand



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