That was quite a team the Dodgers assembled in 1953. They had Hall of Famers everywhere — at catcher (Roy Campanella), shortstop (Pee Wee Reese), left field (Jackie Robinson), center field (Duke Snider) and in the broadcast booth (Vin Scully and Red Barber). They were Brooklyn’s finest, immortalized...
ESPN baseball coordinating editor Claire Smith will be honored with the Baseball Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award Saturday for her “meritorious contributions to baseball writing,” the first woman to receive that prestigious award and only the second woman ever honored individually by the institution. Show More Summary
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking baseball’s color barrier, and the 45th anniversary of his last public appearance. He had accepted an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 1972 World Series but had no interest in serving as a prop for the sport...
Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier. T here is a God-shaped hole in the heart of 42, the 2013 film that depicts the inspiring story of Jackie Robinson. Observers...Show More Summary
Back before he signed on to the Marvel Universe playing Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman had already broken out on the big screen in 42, a movie about famous baseball player Jackie Robinson.
Chadwick Boseman has already played a few significant figures from pop culture history with solid performances as the color barrier-breaking Jackie Robinson in 42 and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in Get On Up. Now he’s playing one of the most significant figures in legal and United States history in Marshall. Show More Summary
Nearly all the men who broke baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s — Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby — are no longer with us. One who remains is former pitcher Don Newcombe, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and is still a member of the team’s management. Newcombe, who turns 91 on Wednesday […]
Jackie Robinson will have a permanent home at the Rose Bowl. A commemorative statue honoring the trailblazing sports icon will be installed this fall outside the main gate of the historic venue, according to Legacy Connections, the private nonprofit fundraising arm of the Rose Bowl Stadium. The...
Baseball and the distinction between prejudice and discrimination Racial and ethnic diversity among Major League Baseball (MLB) players has grown significantly since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. This past...Show More Summary
Before it was a gigantic apartment complex, this unassuming site tucked between Brooklyn's Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods was the ballpark where Jackie Robinson made his major league debut, the proud home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Show More Summary
"Middle America [doesn't] want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero [or] Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of 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
On Wednesday evening, Vin Scully joined “MLB At The Plate” with Holden Kushner, JP Arencibia, and Ned Colletti, and he spoke about being enshrined in the Dodgers Ring of Honor, hardships Jackie Robinson had to deal with, and what a normal day is like for him now. Vin Scully talks about being retired into the […]
An ugly episode at Fenway Park recalls a reputation for racism that dogs Boston
April marked the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, but baseball just suffered a racism setback. Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles said fans hurled racial slurs and food at him at Fenway Park in BostonShow More Summary
A groundbreaking took place for the museum, which founders hope will inspire a new generation to battle barriers. It is set to open in spring 2019.
His Legacy Lives On: Jackie Robinson Museum Has Groundbreaking Ceremony Great news for baseball fans and anyone with an interest in African-American History. The Jackie Robinson Museum is on its way! The Jackie Robinson Museum is one step closer
Groundbreaking ceremonies will take place at One Hudson Square in lower Manhattan Thursday for the Jackie Robinson Museum.
ANALYSIS: TRUE. “Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social […]
Longtime friend of LGM Jonah Keri has a pretty nice get for his podcast. I did. not. now. that Pierre was a baseball fan, and that his father had an ownership stake in the Royals (Jackie Robinson’s last minor league team): PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU: It was, you know … It’s funny because my father was […]