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The Curse of Jackie Robinson

7 months agoSports : Slate: Sports

On Monday at Fenway Park, one or more Boston Red Sox fans allegedly hurled the N-word and a bag of peanuts at all-star Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. The next day, Bostonians gave Jones a standing ovation. This gesture—along...Show More Summary

Mel Brooks Is Blazing Mad About Newspaper’s Retreat From Horse Racing Coverage

There's still the odd bit of coverage of Santa Anita Park in the Los Angeles Times, like this fun April 15 piece about a horse named Pee Wee Reese winning a race in Arcadia, Calif. on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day. But the days of the paper printing daily Santa Anita entry information and the prevous...

Jason Sudeikis Brings Son Otis to Store Opening Event in Brooklyn!

Jason Sudeikis was joined by a special guest as he celebrated Jackie Robinson Day in Brooklyn, New York! The 41-year-old actor brought his adorable son Otis, 2, as they celebrated Shinola‘s new store opening on Saturday (April 15) in Brooklyn. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jason Sudeikis Jason and Otis enjoyed the afternoon [...]

Robinson’s legacy includes Dodgers manager Roberts

LOS ANGELES — Jackie Robinson wanted baseball to hire its first African-American manager. He said so directly at the 1972 World Series, in his final public appearance nine days before his death. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 and paved the path for many of those who honored […]

Complex Sports Blogger: Baseball Fans Facing Same Pushback Jackie Robinson Felt

It was highly unlikely that today’s recognition of Jackie Robinson Day by Major League Baseball could come off without some writer playing the race card and attacking President Donald Trump. Shakeia Taylor, writing on the Complex Sports blog, incredibly claims we actually haven’t progressed much on race since Robinson became the first Black major leaguer 70 years ago.

Sabathia shines in 3-2 win over Cardinals on Jackie Robinson day

8 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The Cardinals have been models of clean and efficient baseball over the last two decades.

Pee Wee Reese, the horse, wins on Jackie Robinson Day

The hunch bet Saturday at Santa Anita Park was Pee Wee Reese in the second race. After all, it was Jackie Robinson Day in the majors, with teams honoring the Dodgers great on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier. Pee Wee Reese, the horse, was named by owner Nick Alexander...

On Jackie Robinson day, CC finds lack of blacks in MLB disturbing

8 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The most important number across baseball on Saturday unquestionably and deservedly will be No.42.

Adam Eaton, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters get days off Saturday

On Jackie Robinson Day, Dusty Baker switches up his lineup and remembers a hero.

Jackie Robinson: A Happier Thought on Tax Day

With three extra days to file those taxes this year, take a moment to think about the 70th anniversary of one of American sports' greatest firsts.

Jackie Robinson Day Is April 15 -- Here's A Story About Robinson You May Not Know

In late January 1938, the Rev. Karl Downs, the new minister of Scott Methodist Church in Pasadena, California, went looking for Jackie Robinson, who had had recently spent a night in jail after a verbal confrontation with a white police...Show More Summary

Madison Bumgarner’s Homer Forces Me To Learn About Baseball

One week prior to Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, Madison Bumgarner reportedly hit his twelfth home run of his career, in his game with and off Clayton Kershaw’s, for a second season in a row. A large majority of the sources wrote the headlines as “off” Clayton Kershaw without much explanation for the non-baseball fans... Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Day has extra special meaning to Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts crouched behind home plate to catch the first pitch on Friday evening from Frank Robinson, a trailblazer in his own right, as the Dodgers celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. In 1975, Frank Robinson became the game's first African American manager. Roberts, the son of an African American...

Robinson Cano Delivers on Jackie Robinson Day, M's Top Yanks

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Robinson Cano got two more hits to celebrate his special connection to Jackie Robinson Day as the Seattle Mariners sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 7-1 Friday night.

Jackie Robinson Day isn't a celebration of when everything was fixed forever

Jackie Robinson Day is more than a celebration of the man and his accomplishments. It's a reminder of the work we still have left. You might have an annual tradition for Jackie Robinson Day. It might be a moment of quiet reflection. It might be a day of voracious reading. Show More Summary

Want to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day? Tell your son or daughter about him

Today is Jackie Robinson Day throughout baseball, celebrating the 69th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier and debuting with the Dodgers. There's nothing I can write here that will do justice to the legacy and greatness of Robinson, but here's my suggestion on how to celebrate it....

Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball?

These lyrics to a 1949 song by Woodrow Buddy Johnson, are offered to commemorate National Poetry Month, the opening of the 2016 baseball season, and this day 69 years ago when Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major-league history when he played in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, …

Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson's Daughter, Reflects on Baseball in Cuba

On baseball's Opening Day, Sharon Robinson sent the message below to the White House email list to reflect on her trip to Cuba with the First Family last month. Check out more photos and stories from the historic trip, and if you didn't...Show More Summary

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