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
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 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 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
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....
Major League Baseball has honored Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier every April 15 since 2004, and the tradition will continue Friday with a special celebration involving all 30 teams. Robinson became the first African-American...Show More Summary
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, …
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
A legend was born in Cairo, Georgia on this day in 1919. [ more › ]
LOS ANGELES – Gone are the days of pure hatred, the ones that caused Jackie Robinson to retire rather than play for the rival club, incited epic brawls and sparked beanball wars. But the rivalry is not dead. Far from it. The fire still...Show More Summary
Calvin Griffith used to own the Minnesota Twins. He was also quite racist, often in public. On Jackie Robinson Day, the Twins should resolve to remove his statue.
It has been 68 years since Jackie Robinson changed the course of American history and his legacy still continues to live on. On April 15, Robinson’s team the Los Angeles Dodgers honored the baseball legend by celebrating his special day simultaneously with the annual Civil Rights Game. Show More Summary
Busy day in baseball, as usual.
HISTORY: On Jackie Robinson Day, Let’s Remember When He Was Fired From the New York Post for Being Too Republican.
When asked to do a presentation on his favourite book, a 10-year-old Devon Travis chose a biography of Jackie Robinson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year. While Rachel Robinson, the player's widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred were set to honor Robinson in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium in conjunction with Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game, astronaut Terry Virts wore a Dodgers jersey with Robinson's No. Show More Summary
Jackie Robinson Day has been celebrated even in space this year.
On this Jackie Robinson Day, we share some of his most inspiring words; on baseball, on civil rights and on breaking the color barrier... The post Special Edition On Greatness: Jackie Robinson Day appeared first on The Good Men Proj...
In honor of Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, UCLA baseball will wear throwback uniforms from Robinson's era during Thursday night's game against California. The Bruins will also wear special-addition A didas cleats that feature 1940s-era...Show More Summary