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The Locker Room – S5 Ep 6 | Reggie Jackson at Rickwood Field – “Never would want to do it again!”

podcast July 4, 2024


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Join us on this episode of Black in Sports as we bring a bit of light to the rich history of Negro League baseball with a special Locker Room featuring the legendary Reggie Jackson and his interview answer. Join us as we explore the iconic Rickwood Field, the oldest professional baseball park in America, and its significance in the story of Black athletes.

A special event as Major League Baseball game held at Rickwood Field, highlighting the homage paid to the Negro Leagues and their indelible impact on the sport, and the ongoing journey towards equality in baseball. We received an unscripted and much needed reminder or should we say history lesson leading up to the event. 

Reggie Jackson shares his personal experiences and the challenges he faced as a Negro League player in the Jim Crow South after being asked by Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) “What if felt like to be back back at Rickwood” . From enduring racial discrimination to overcoming immense obstacles just to play the game they loved, these athletes as well as white allies exemplified resilience and determination. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson shared the untold stories of courage and the unwavering spirit of those who paved the way for future generations in sports.

Tap in for an insightful conversation that sheds light on the enduring legacy of the Negro Leagues and the enduring impact of these trailblazing athletes on the world of baseball.

Full Fox sports interview: (8 min)
HOFer Reggie Jackson: The Racism He Experienced In Birmingham
https://youtu.be/GMH2z4lFvZw?si=QMD1qd3LSITuBWWw

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