“And the two-two pitch to Martin Luther King Jr.”
*crack of the bat*
“RACISM IS HIT IN THE AIR TO DEEP RIGHT FIELD… RACISM IS HIGH… IT IS FAR… IT… IS… GOOOONE!
“BALLGAME OVER! OPRESSION OVER! SEGREGATION OVER! EQUALITY WINS! EEEEEEEQUALITY WINS!”
Sorry guys, I know this blog is a day late. But I gave myself a day off yesterday. I know I’m just a lowly blogger, and that self-appointed days off don’t exactly need to coincide with the banks in regards to any national days off. But I needed to take the day to pay tribute to one of the greatest winners the sport of Civil Rights has ever seen: 1964 Civil Rights Champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Despite tragically having his career in the sport of Civil Rights cut short, Dr. King will go down as one of the top Civil Rights players of all time. A first ballot Hall of Famer, and in the minds of many the GOAT of Civil Rights, King will remembered most for his historic comeback over the whites in the 1964 Civil Rights Finals. Down 3-1 in the series, King spurred his team team on an unforgettable three game streak to overcome the whites, culminating in a step back game winner over Bull Connor to close Game 7. It was the first win for the people of color in nearly 100 years, and of course ended all racism forever.
So although like many white people I am a day late and a dollar short, I just wanted to pay my respects to Martin Luther King Jr. RIP. Before we get to his career highlights I’d like to close with my favorite MLK quote that really stands out to me as a white guy:
“Martin Luther King Jr., You’ve Just Won Civil Rights And Ended All Racism Forever, What’re You Going To Do Next?”
“I have a dream, and that is to go to Disney World”
Here are a few of the more memorable highlights from King’s career.
Shoutout to @TylerIAm for being one of the best follows on Twitter. Oh and also to Rob Schneider for that outrageously phrased tweet and also for thinking he had more insight into MLK’s motivations than a guy who literally knew MLK. Duece Bigalow, Civil Rights Historian.