Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson are three of the most prolific players in the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Chicago's Jackie Robinson West is suing Little League Baseball over its stripped title, and a team lawyer says race played a role. Our Chicago-based author says that misses the point of what made the team special.
1. Because you are a leader not a follower. Because you pave the way. You are a trailblazer. You are like Lewis and Clark, like Henry Ford, like Jackie Robinson. Ride Sally Ride. You skate where the puck is going, not where it’s been. You do not stick around Europe for the Bubonic Plague. You […]
Jackie Robinson West was stripped of its Little League World Series title when one man, Chris Janes, blew the whistle on their use of ineligible players. Throwing light on the team's cheating became a life-changing event for the Little...Show More Summary
The Jackie Robinson West All Stars were the darlings of baseball in 2014 after the Chicago based team stormed through the Little League World Series winning the US championship title. Earlier this year, the organization stripped the kids of their championship claiming that they violated boundary regulations by allowing suburban kids to play on the South Side team.
Jackie Robinson West, the winners then not-winners of the 2014 Little League World Series title after the league determined the Chicago team used ineligible players, left for another league, but its battle with Little League isn't over. From The Associated Press: A former Chicago Little League team announced a [...]
Jackie Robinson West, the Chicago team that won the national title at the Little League World Series last year, announced a lawsuit against Little League’s governing body.
Jackie Robinson West has filed a lawsuit against Little League International over its decision to strip the team of its title last year. [ more › ]
Stepping from a baseball dugout after his pre-adolescent players had cleared it of their bats, mitts and empty Gatorades bottles, coach Chris Janes reached for a Marlboro. He lit it and cupped it in his left hand, concealing the adult...Show More Summary
Following the success of their Jackie Robinson biopic 42, Legendary is turning its attentions to a different baseball trailblazer. The company is developing a film about Roberto Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder who became the first Latino player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Show More Summary
Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, as selected by our readers:
Major League Baseball could have a worse reputation with racial diversity. Baseball is the sport of Jackie Robinson, after all, and today's players come from all over the globe. There is one thing that catches one's eye, however: When...Show More Summary
Major League Baseball unilaterally retired the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in 1947. His alma mater, UCLA has announced that the number 42 will be retired in all aspects of athletics in honor of the 75th anniversary of when he first set foot on campus. Show More Summary
The Colorado Rockies have announced that they will be retiring their first number (other than the league mandated #42 of Jackie Robinson) in the history of their franchise. The number 17 of Todd Helton will be officially taken out of circulation on their August 17th home game. Show More Summary
First he made 42 back in 2013 about legendary baller player and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson and today Thomas Tull has added the head of the Jackie Robinson Foundation to his board of directors. Along with Univision's PresidentShow More Summary
UCLA can clinch the Pac-12 baseball championship outright with a victory over Arizona at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Fellow Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) member Stephen of Pastime Post offered this article to whomever wished to post it on their website. I am so very glad he did. It is worth the read. Enjoy. Jackie Robinson: A Letter to the President by Stephen C. Jordan I have lived in New England for the majority […]
I’m not much of a Tom Brady hater or a New England Patriots detester, but it’s clear the haters have lined up to vent their spleens. It’s all about Deflategate,
On a chilly and cloudy Friday afternoon, the high school baseball home of Jackie Robinson is a cratered, weed-choked monument to a memory forgotten.
Little League International had to be pushed into stripping Jackie Robinson West of its U.S. World Series title for violating the organization's residency rules, and now we see why. Jackie Robinson West, upset at sanctions levied in February, announced in late April it would withdraw from Little League and affiliate instead [...]