Sharon Robinson promoting literacy, her father's legend
Jackie Robinson's daughter has been employed by MLB for the past 16 seasons and she is impressed with the progress.
Not only in baseball the term RBIs the status initiation associated with the hitters success. But there's also program by the same name aimed at increasing another type of statistic. It's called reviving baseball in the inner cities or RBIs for short promoting literacy and the history of the game are huge parts of the program. And Sharon Robinson is familiar with balls -- respect explains. Yeah he's only done this week. My dad yanks win. On this day to these kids Sharon Robinson was reading her fourth children's book about life with her dad. A retelling of my day winner famous mother tested the ice on a pond. Despite the fact that he couldn't swim so that is kids could go ice skating. Kids always -- who was my favorite memory of my father and that's one of my favorite memories but telling it in a -- -- book form and I had to tell -- it was happening the first time again. And it was so fun to retell that story and think about. You think of it being six years older than asking your dad -- and in the anticipation and then nervousness and all that came back to me. These days Sharon Robinson travels the country on behalf of Major League Baseball. Promoting literacy and promoting the memory of her dad the man who broke baseball's color barrier she's comfortable in that role now. Now that she's comfortable with herself. Growing up having a famous father and you know there's a period in your life we don't wanna be associated you wanna just figure out who you are you know kind of separate from your your parents. And and I hit twenty years of working as a nurse midwife until the last sixteen years of work for Major League Baseball. And it's completely the opposite -- -- you know what everything I do it seems like isn't some way associated with my father and that is fine. Because I've had this period be sharing -- very proud to be able to share stories with kids that I think will help them. To do with their own life today and an Ashley Paris my father I see him more in terms of his character. And how he helped me develop as a person rob. It's and says she's very proud that Major League Baseball has gone above and beyond to pass Jackie Robinson's legacy onto younger generations of Major League players. 1997 we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary my phone's breaking the color barrier and adapt point players current players -- Jackie who. You know they didn't understand their connections in the past so I play -- have found. Fascinating over his past sixteen years is watching Hal. Players haven't raced a legacy. And they feel proud to be a part of it so was actually Ken Griffey junior. Who called and asked permission to Wear number 42 when Jackie Robinson day in honor of Jackie. So it was initiated by the players. And then a little more prisons and I want aware and then they.