Kelly: Dick Holland recalls watching — in person — rookie Jackie Robinson play
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am
Omaha philanthropist Dick Holland doesn't remember the exact date, but the year was '47, the uniform number was 42 and the ballplayer, fortunately, was a man of fortitude.
“Jackie Robinson comes to bat the first time,” Dick recalled, “and there is a buzz — everybody is watching to see what he will do. Well, he gets on first base with a single and the buzz gets louder, because everyone knows he's going to steal second base.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am.