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James L. White, who wrote screenplay for Ray Charles film, dies at 67

When James L. White was being raised by a single mother in rural Kentucky, he was taunted by children who chanted, “Who’s your daddy?”So he would tell stories.“I’d come up with someone who was famous, like Jackie Robinson or Bill Cosby, and I’d say they were my daddy,” Mr. Show More Summary

Famous Players of the Negro Baseball Leagues

Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson are three of the most prolific players in the Negro Baseball Leagues.

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Deserves Better Than Lawyers Blaming Racism

last monthSports : Vice: Sports

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.

10 Reasons You Should be on Ello

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 […]

6 things you didn't know about the Jackie Robinson West whistleblower

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

Jackie Robinson West Suing Little League Over Stripped Championship Title 

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 Sues Little League

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 [...]

Sports Briefing | Youth Sports: Little League Team Sues

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

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 Files Lawsuit Against Little League International

Jackie Robinson West has filed a lawsuit against Little League International over its decision to strip the team of its title last year. [ more › ]

Little League, Big Trouble: Jackie Robinson West whistleblower Chris Janes pays the price

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

Roberto Clemente Baseball Biopic in the Works at Legendary

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

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

The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 2: Jackie Robinson

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, as selected by our readers:

Does Baseball Have a Race Problem at Manager?

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

UCLA retires number 42 across the board

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

Todd Helton's number 17 to be retired

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

Legendary Adds Univision News Boss & Jack Robinson Charity CEO To Board

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 baseball has share of Pac-12 title in hand, looks for more

UCLA can clinch the Pac-12 baseball championship outright with a victory over Arizona at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.

May 14, 2015: Guest Post: Jackie Robinson: A Letter to the President

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 […]

Deflategate vs. Jackie Robinson West: Pros take softer hit for rule-breaking

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,

Jackie Robinson's high school team is struggling; will Dodgers help?

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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.

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