Jackie Robinson Day has special significance for Squirrels manager Willie Harris, whose club wins again | Sports


In Cairo, Ga., there are two roads named for baseball native sons. The sport on Sunday held its annual national celebration of Jackie Robinson, the more famous of the two, who resided in the southwest Georgia town for a year before moving to California with his family.

On April 15, 1947, Robinson became the first African-American to play in the major leagues, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson Memorial Drive is a 10-mile stretch of a highway in the Cairo (KAY-roe) area.

It’s not far from Willie Harris Drive, named for the first-year manager of the Richmond Flying Squirrels. After a 12-year career in the big leagues, Harris’ hometown honored him by renaming…

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