• Keyshawn M

Atlanta Braves trophy tour stops in Cairo

Following their 2021 World Series championship, the Atlanta Braves had been ecstatic to get their win and claim their trophy. They had been so excited in fact, that they announced on February 15th take the trophy to 151 stops across the southeast, one of which being Cairo, Georgia.

"My phone's ringing off the hook. A lot of people are excited to have the trophy come to little old Cairo. We're thrilled to have the trophy come to the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club on Jackie Robinson Day," Club Director Stephen Francis said.

Some of the locations they planned to stop at had been Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Upon April 15th, 2022 the Atlanta Braves made their stop at the Jackie Robison Boys and Girls club for Jackie Robison Day.

Video footage of the events taken place can be found here.

Jackie Robinson's legacy to this day has continued to heavily influence Major League Baseball, even after 75 years. Robinson was known to be a star from the moment he stepped on the field heavily excelling despite an environment of hatred and abuse from other players.

Baseball retired Robinson's No. 42 leaguewide in 1997, and in 2004 established Jackie Robinson Day, on which the league would honor his memory on the anniversary of his April 15, 1947, debut. People around the country wear No. 42 every April 15, and each team pays tribute to Robinson in his memory and to keep his legacy alive.