42 Things You Didn't Know About Jackie Robinson

After he retired from baseball, he wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column.

From 1959-1960, Robinson wrote a nationally syndicated column for the New York Post. He was the first black writer to have a nationally syndicated column for a white-owned publication. After he was let go by the Post (due to his support for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election, according to Robinson), Robinson wrote for the black-owned New York Amsterdam News from 1962-68. His Post columns were entitled "Jackie Robinson;" his Amsterdam News column eventually went by "Home Plate." The columns covered a variety of topics, from baseball to race relations to politics to golf to parenting. They're compiled in the recently published Beyond Home Plate.

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