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Jackie Robinson Day Roundtable

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, Mariners Dee Gordon, Mallex Smith and Shed Long Jr., joined by former Mariner Harold Reynolds and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick held a roundtable discussion on Robinson’s influence on baseball and society. The conversation was moderated by Mariners announcer Dave Sims and will premiere today at 11:00 A.M. on the Mariners YouTube channel.

The panel of six went into depth on a variety of topics regarding Robinson, including his influence on each of them individually, his impact on baseball as whole, his style of play and the efforts made by Major League Baseball to continue making the sport more accessible to African American communities.