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eyewitness account of Jackie Robinson’s 1st spring training   on YouTube
Posted: 20 July 2008 03:58 AM   [ Ignore ]

for years I’ve been saying somebody ought to search out people who dealt
with Jackie Robinson when he first came here to Daytona to play
professionally in MLB. It finally filtered down to that person being me. I
used to be a nail tech at Fifi’s salon thinking I’d be a big hit doing nail
art for the ladies of our black community. I went back to them with this
idea and 10 minutes later I was turning on my camera with this guy, Jerry
Murphy. And like the kid who crosses the Troll bridge, he says he knows
others who had more intimate contact and have even better stories. Sounds
like Fun!
Think about subscribing; I hope to put up many more such interviews.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPB_i9MuVEw

Posted: 20 July 2008 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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pntrmarc - 20 July 2008 03:58 AM

for years I’ve been saying somebody ought to search out people who dealt
with Jackie Robinson when he first came here to Daytona to play
professionally in MLB. It finally filtered down to that person being me. I
used to be a nail tech at Fifi’s salon thinking I’d be a big hit doing nail
art for the ladies of our black community. I went back to them with this
idea and 10 minutes later I was turning on my camera with this guy, Jerry
Murphy. And like the kid who crosses the Troll bridge, he says he knows
others who had more intimate contact and have even better stories. Sounds
like Fun!
Think about subscribing; I hope to put up many more such interviews.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPB_i9MuVEw

Good stuff.

The late, great Jules Tygiel researched and wrote about Jackie’s trip to Daytona. 

Others: http://www.mc.edu/~logue/sports/robinson2.pdf

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