The 14th Annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation banquet was held this past Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, and among the many award recipients was Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie, and Dave Roberts.
Rachel Robinson received the "Pioneer Award" ahead of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the breaking of Baseball's color barrier. It was also announced that the Jackie Robinson Museum will open later this year in New York. Read more about this and more via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider; "Pioneer Award for Rachel Robinson comes at appropriate — and pivotal — moment." Dave Roberts was honored with the "Tom Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award", and presenting the award was Tommy himself. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
Lasorda first had to whisper something to the recipient when he reached the podium.Photo at the very top via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out a bunch of great pics taken by Jon from the banquet. Below are more links to check out:
"I just got a talking to that I better win a championship," Roberts revealed.