The beloved Jackie Robinson has been honored in so many ways for his amazing career in Major League Baseball. The fact that his number is retired across all teams is a feat that no one will likely ever match. Well, Robinson’s list of honors has just gotten a little bit longer.
On Monday it was announced that a part of the 210 freeway by Pasadena might be named in Jackie Robinson’s honor.
ktla.com: Cindy Von Quednow
The California Assembly Monday passed a resolution to name a portion of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena after Jackie Robinson, a Brooklyn Dodgers hall of famer who broke the baseball color barrier.
The stretch, along the 210 between the 2 Freeway and Orange Grove Boulevard, would be named “Jackie Robinson Memorial Highway” if the measure is also passed by the California State Senate.
Cindy Von Quednow also quoted Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who had some touching words to say about Robinson’s impact on the world.
“Jackie Robinson is not only an inspiring figure to us for his accomplishments in athletics, but also as a civil-rights-era trailblazer who advocated for social change,” said Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) in a news release.
Jackie Robinson has been immortalized in the game of baseball already, so it is nice to see the state of California recognize him for all that he did. Hopefully the California State Senate can see the value in renaming this freeway in Robinson’s honor. Thank you Jackie Robinson for all that you did for society and the game of baseball.