"Firsts" That The American Negro Has Been Involved In The Historical "Firsts" From Back In The Day Blax News "Firsts" Jackie Robinson - The First Black Man To Suit Up In American Major League Baseball The First Negro To Get Strung Up...Show More Summary
Wesley “Branch” Rickey was an innovative professional sports executive, best known for breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson in 1947. There was no statute officially banning...Show More Summary
I watched these final moments of Jackie Robinson's public life with my dad; When Robinson died nine days later, my dad made sure I fully understood his significance, to not only baseball, but as a Black man trying to navigate the realities of an American life. Show More Summary
With Mariano Rivera's exit, we've seen the last player to wear 42 on his back (excepting Jackie Robinson Day, which doesn't really count). Have we also seen the last Panamanian in the major leagues for a while? Hardly. Manny Corpas, Christian Bethancourt, Carlos Ruiz, and young Randall Delgado were all born in Panama. Show More Summary
The movie "42" was brilliantly done. It captured the racial biases of the day, the unbearable hardships Jackie Robinson endured and the character of the venerable old ballparks. But if he were alive today, announcer Red Barber wouldn't be happy with his portrayal in the critically acclaimed film. Show More Summary
Well that’s so much better right? In the new film ’42? Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Fritz Ostermueller is shown beaning Jackie Robinson in the head with a pitch, but his daughter says it didn’t happen that way and she never knew
Watching Jackie Robinson dominate in any sport is a beautiful thing. USC Athletics (h/t Next Impulse Sports) showed how generous they could be by releasing rare footage of former UCLA star and MLB legend Robinson playing football. Of course, we have seen footage of him before, but hardly in an athletic endeavor outside baseball. Show More Summary
Jackie Robinson Day every year takes special significance for the Dodgers, Robinson's team in the majors. This year, Robinson's widow Rachel and daughter Sharon were at Dodger Stadium for pregame ceremonies, and Harrison Ford of theShow More Summary
During Monday's "Jackie Robinson Day" celebrations, Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers caused a stir when he wore one blue shoe and one white shoe. Well, according to Mark Saxon of ESPN.com Major League Baseball was "upset" and has told Crawford to stop wearing the shoes all together. Show More Summary
Harrison Ford suits up as he arrives at Dodger Stadium on Monday (April 15) in Los Angeles. The 70-year-old actor was accompanied by his wife Calista Flockhart as he threw the ceremonial first pitch on Jackie Robinson Day at a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. PHOTOS: Check out [...]
Appropriately, Monday, designated JACKIE ROBINSON DAY, Major League Baseball honored No. 42, the uniform number JACKIE ROBINSON wore. The courageous Black American ball player who broke baseball?s color barrier, when joining the Brooklyn...Show More Summary
Yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, the 66th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier. And in conjunction with the celebration, Bud Selig recently announced that Major League Baseball is going to form a task force to examine how to increase diversity in the sport. Show More Summary
This past weekend the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 hit theaters, just in time for “Jackie Robinson Day.” And while it took the top spot at the box office and was generally well-received by critics and audiences, the one complaint people have had is that it makes the legendary ballplayer out to be just a little [...]
While the country reacted to the tragedy in Boston, Major League Baseball teams and players took a few moments to celebrate the memory of Jackie Robinson. And the biggest celebration of Jackie Robinson Day occurred at Dodger Stadium, when Robinson's former team honored the man who changed the game forever. Show More Summary
Crawford with a touching, stylish gesture on Jackie Robinson day.
Colorlines' Jamilah King points out that the baseball legend's fight for racial justice was always tempered by a degree of pessimism about the realities faced by black people in America. Almost 66 years to the day that Robinson madeShow More Summary
The Los Angeles Dodgers (7-5) host the San Diego Padres (2-10) tonight in what will rightfully be the final game of Jackie Robinson Day across MLB. The game will have heightened anticipation as the first meeting between the NL West rivals...Show More Summary
The Boston Red Sox played their annual 11:05 a.m. Patriots Day game at Fenway Park, allowing them and the Tampa Bay Rays to be the first teams to honor Jackie Robinson on the 66th anniversary of his historic first game … Continue reading ?
It was 66 years ago today that Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's long-standing color barrier. On Monday, every player from the 18 teams in action will wear the No. 42 in his honor. Show More Summary
The themes of 42 extend beyond baseball, but the movie's heroes impressed on the field.