Dan explores Jackie Robinson’s legacy with MLB pitchers CC Sabathia and Chris Archer, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick and ESPN baseball analyst Chris Singleton. Other topics include: Sabathia’s love for Star Wars, Archer’s thoughts on Tampa Bay’s rotation experiment and Kendrick’s story of how Rush frontman Geddy Lee’s passion for the game enriched his museum’s collection.
3:10 Bob Kendrick offers a history lesson on Robinson’s athletic career at UCLA, in the Negro Leagues and in MLB, as well as Geddy Lee’s invaluable donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
28:56 Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer talks about the importance of Jackie Robinson Day, how to raise the number of African Americans in baseball and how his team’s experiment with a three-man rotation is going early in the season.
38:20 Toronto Blue Jays bench coach DeMarlo Hale discusses the impact Robinson had on baseball and society in general.
40:06 In the Voices of the Game segment, ESPN baseball analyst Chris Singleton talks to Dan about his upbringing, playing multiple sports in college and how Robinson bridged the gap between different races and cultures.
50:07 Dan is joined by his son, Ben, to go through some social media comments, suggestions and upcoming show ideas. Tweet #aswingandabelt to join the conversation.