(CBS) — White Sox executives spoke to some Chicago high school athletes about bringing change as part of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf grew up a Dodgers fan in Brooklyn and saw Jackie Robinson play the year he broke the color barrier. The Brooklyn native said unlike the rest of the country, people didn’t focus on race in his diverse borough.
“It wasn’t that big of a deal. The question was: could he play?” said Reinsdorf.