Reinsdorf making impact in Chicago by focusing on diversity, helping disadvantaged

Updated: January 17, 2012, 2:05 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Jerry Reinsdorf was 11 years old when he went with buddies to see his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers on an April day in 1947 and witnessed the major league debut of Jackie Robinson at Ebbets Field.

"Years later, I was so proud that Jackie Robinson played for my team," Reinsdorf said. "But when I was at that game, I didn't realize how momentous it was because I went to school with a lot of black kids. What I saw two years later had more of an impact on me."

It was then, ...

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