July 17, 2018 | by: DCGrays.com Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – The DC Grays, proud members of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, joined with Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the American Continental Group and the Artists and Athletes Alliance to salute the great Jackie Robinson at a Capitol Hill event hosted by the Jackie Robinson Foundation on Tuesday afternoon.  The event, which was held at the Capitol Hill Townhouse of the American Trucking Association, was to announce plans for the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York in 2019.  Various memorabilia and historical artifacts from Robinson’s ground-breaking career were on display, as well as written and video information about the Museum.

 

Congressional representatives of both parties came to pay tribute to Robinson, the Hall of Famer who broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and later became a leader of the civil rights movement.  Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) was in attendance, and also spoke to the Grays players and staff privately.  Kevin McGuiness, an original board member of DC Grays Baseball in 2012 who is the now the Chief Operating Officer for the Major League Baseball Players Association, also spent time talking with the Grays about the DC Grays RBI program and other efforts to support youth baseball in Washington.

 

In the photo attached, several DC Grays players, coaches, board members and staff, pose with Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon, with Jackie Robinson memorabilia in the background.