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Jackie Robinson’s daughter will join Dodgers’ board

Oct 28, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times brings the scoop:

Jackie Robinson’s daughter said Saturday she has agreed to join the Dodgers’ board of directors, strengthening the bond between the team and its most historically significant alumnus.

Sharon Robinson said she would represent her family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Dodgers’ board. In return, she said, the Dodgers’ new owners would select a representative to serve on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

So it’s more of a symbolic partnership than anything, but still a pretty cool gesture on the part of the new Dodgers ownership group. Sharon Robinson told Shaikin that she’s hoping the position will lead to better exposure for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which provides college scholarships for minority high school students.

  1. raysfan1 - Oct 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Very cool.

  2. koufaxmitzvah - Oct 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    I had also heard that Magic gave Rachel. Robinson a 1% share of ownership when the sale went down.

  3. libertynchurch - Oct 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Very encouraging. Maybe Magic can help with getting our kids to play baseball again. Reintroducing our kids to The Jackie Robinson Story cant hurt. Too bad that this Trout kid wears red and not blue. He is exactly what the League needs. Another, larger than life superstar that the media can hype to ‘Wanna Be Like Mike’. Magic would get it done.

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