After debate and dialogue, I have added six athletes to "the list", which is now 205 people long. All of you who mentioned Jackie Robinson were right, there is no way that I could, in good conscious toward civil rights as well as the integrity of baseball, leave out Jackie Robinson.
He is joined by Arthur Ashe, Billy Jean King, Lou Gehrig, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Babe Ruth.
As always, open for suggestions for this grouping. So far, my students seem to have bought into it and are anxiously looking up their people. The first "reports" will be presented on Friday. I will keep you posted!