Thursday, April 12, 2012
Dodgers set to visit Muir on Friday
By Blair Angulo
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to visit Muir High School in Pasadena on Friday morning in advance of Jackie Robinson Day this weekend. Current players Dee Gordon and Tony Gwynn Jr., as well as former players Tommy Davis, "Sweet" Lou Johnson, Kenny Landreaux and Derrel Thomas are scheduled to speak to students about Robinson's legacy and his impact on baseball and society as a whole.
Before playing at UCLA, Robinson was a four-sport star at Muir, excelling in basketball, football, track and baseball. Sunday will mark the 65th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.
Students will have the opportunity to ask questions in a panel discussion, and will be presented with tickets to Sunday's Jackie Robinson Day game at Dodger Stadium.