Dixie walker a fan favorite with the brooklyn dodgers was suspected of circulating a petition opposing jackie robinson walkers daughter has had to live with the fallout. Dixie walker page at the bullpen wiki are you a stathead every day well send you an email to your inbox with scores todays schedule top performers new debuts and interesting tidbits. Brooklyn dodger ralph branca recalls friendship with jackie robinson and baseballs history of racism supposedly led by right fielder dixie walker signed a petition against having robinson on the team but not branca branca met with actor hamish linklater who portrayed branca in 42 the 2013 film about robinson branca recalls the . The 42 true story reveals that robinson had been arrested and court martialed during boot camp for refusing to go to the back of a segregated bus as explained in the movie however he was subsequently acquitted of the charges and was given an honorable discharge yes during training camp teammate dixie walker instigated a petition
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