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May 17, 2010

Meeting Jackie Robinson

Don Mesibov went to Boston University in the 60s. His goal was to be a sports announcer. In his junior year, he heard that his hero, Jackie Robinson, was going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Days later,  Don heard that Jackie Robinson was coming to town, so he grabbed his audio gear. He tracked down the ballplayer and spent 45 minutes conducting his dream interview. It's a day he'll never forget, and fifty years later, he still has the tape to prove it happened. 

  • Watch Jackie Robinson steal home

Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? One version performed by Buddy Johnson from the album Jukebox Hits 1940-1951. The other version was by Natalie Cole from the album Baseball - A Film By Ken Burns (Original Soundtrack Recording)

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