Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, sees much to be positive about in fight for justice

Sharon Robinson

The daughter of barrier-breaking ballplayer Jackie Robinson sees much that is troubling, but she also sees encouraging signs. Robinson, 69, and her mother, Rachel, nearing her 97th birthday, carry on the work of Jackie, who shattered baseball’s racial barrier in 1947 and remained an important voice in the civil rights movement until his death in 1972. “I’m most encouraged by children lifting their voices,” Robinson said, citing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims. The Robinsons are involved in the final details for the Jackie Robinson Museum in lower Manhattan, which is scheduled to open in December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The longtime Manchester United forward and now manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson’s side against a Bayern Munich team in the “Treble Reunion” rematch, 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final 2-1. Fans descended on Old Trafford on Sunday as Manchester United Legends beat Bayern Munich Legends 5-0. The match drew 61,175 fans, raising $1.9 million for the Manchester United Foundation. “I’ve got to thank the supporters again for supporting us, and the money will be well spent,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

Chronicle News Services

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