A Great Leap Forward: Jackie Robinson and The View From Montreal

This article was written by Jack Anderson

This article was published in Jackie Robinson: Perspectives on 42

JACK ANDERSON is an Urban Planning graduate of Concordia and McGill Universities in Montreal, and has worked in the construction supply manufacturing business for 40 years. He has written articles for local and regional historical societies and is a lifelong baseball aficionado, having grown up a fan of first the Montreal Royals, and then the Montreal Expos. He is an active member of SABR in Quebec, and has a long-time franchise, the Montreal Royals, in the Diamond Mind Historical Baseball simulation league, the Hall of Fame league. He and his wife, Maureen, expect to complete their pilgrimage to every major-league park within the next two years, and then intend to start on the minor-league parks. The Andersons live in Montreal.