As an icon passes away at 86, let’s remember more than his home runs. He wore scars borne of racism with defiance and pride.
Author: Dave Zirin
Dave Zirin is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He is The Nation’s sports editor, also hosts The Nation’s Edge of Sports podcast. You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.