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
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 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 [...]
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 […]
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.
The Cardinals have been models of clean and efficient baseball over the last two decades.
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...
The most important number across baseball on Saturday unquestionably and deservedly will be No.42.
On Jackie Robinson Day, Dusty Baker switches up his lineup and remembers a hero.
Honoring No. 42.
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.
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
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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....
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